John van Sambeek

John van Sambeek

John van Sambeek

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Civic entrepreneur cluster Health, High-Tech, Food

In his role as civic entrepreneur for The Economic Board, John van Sambeek focuses on the domains of Health, High-Tech and Food. He works on economic development and innovations from regional strength.

From a common ambition, I want to use the collective commitment of businesses, knowledge institutions and governments to work on the societal tasks (missions) of tomorrow. Boosting, selecting, connecting, and prioritising structure-reinforcing regional initiatives that can actually create an ‘impact’, is therefore an important part of my mission.

Apart from his activities with The Economic Board, John van Sambeek has been working for the department Valorization of Radboudumc. His attention is also given to Regional Economic Development, in which public-private collaboration has a part to play. He manages the unit Regional Economic Development, which executes programmes and projects that are closely interwoven with the strategic economic policies of Radboudumc. Furthermore, John is the director of Science Meets Business Nijmegen B.V. (SMB), a full subsidiary of Radboudumc, based at Novio Tech Campus. SMB helps innovative start-ups in the Life Sciences & Health in their activities through business support. SMB can also offer fitting accommodation for starting entrepreneurs in this sector. John is originally a corporate lawyer and experienced in the field of knowledge protection and exploitation of intellectual property.