Bert Krikke is the new director of Novio Tech Campus. As of July 1st he will take over the position from Rikus Wolbers. Krikke is looking forward to take the next step in further growing the campus.
As of July 1st Bert Krikke starts as general director of Novio Tech Campus. Krikke: “Now is a good time to take over this position. The municipality of Nijmegen has a new development vision with growth opportunities for NTC to the surrounding area. Health and High Tech are in the spotlight now more than ever. Together with all partners and stakeholders, we want to realise our growth ambition.”
Roel Fonville, Chairman of the Board of Novio Tech Campus, “Rikus Wolbers has led the successful start and development of the Novio Tech Campus with full commitment and is handing over a fine organisation to Bert Krikke. The board therefore looks forward with confidence to the next steps in the development of the Campus, for which Bert Krikke brings the perfect expertise.”
Krikke takes over the role of Rikus Wolbers, who has been involved as director of the Campus since the beginning. Wolbers: “The first steps and further development of the Campus and the companies on it have been made in recent years. I have enjoyed working on this with a great deal of pleasure. Now it’s time for the next step, both for Novio Tech Campus and its expansion plans, and for me personally.”
In recent years, Krikke was involved in several sustainable area developments in the Netherlands, such as Ecomunitypark in Friesland and the Floriade area in Almere. Krikke: “Working from a strong concept is essential for campuses. Strengthening our position, focusing on integral sustainability and creating an optimal working and living climate for existing and new companies will be our challenge.”
Bert Krikke specialises in the sustainable development of buildings and areas and also has extensive experience in public-private partnerships and project financing. He is looking forward to using his expertise to further develop the Nijmegen hotspot for innovation in Health and High Tech: Novio Tech Campus.
*Image: Bert Beelen. Left: Bert Krikke, right: Rikus Wolbers