Jessica Meijer is Head of the Innovation and Business Development team of the Knowledge Transfer Office of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Jessica has a strong scientific background and broad experience in different areas of STEM and SSHA in both the corporate and academic sectors. For more than a decade she has managed diverse projects in public-private partnerships and has extensive experience in collaborations with university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations. In her present role she translates research into impact and connects researchers with society. She also acts as advisor, evaluator and speaker for national and international knowledge transfer activities.
Jessica has a Master’s in Community Health and Epidemiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has performed lab research, field research with wolves and seals, and sociology research.