Hi, I’m Floortje.
Nice to meet you!
I am currently an intern as part of the Business Leadership team. To finalise my Science and Business Management MSc studies I will work on a research project to gain insights on the processes and factors important for commercialization strategies for academic inventions.
With the obtained research results I want to present my team and ttopstart relevant and scientifically acquired insights that can ultimately be used to get innovations to reach the market faster and successfully.
Love for science
I obtained a bachelor degree at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Utrecht University. I really enjoyed learning about drug development and performing research, but I missed the translational, innovative and strategy making component. Once performing research, I was always wondering where my efforts and findings would end up and how they could bring value to society. Therefore, I opted for a minor in Entrepreneurship and the Master Science and Business Management afterwards to acquire relevant knowledge and skills. I really enjoy the interface between the ‘science’ and the ‘business’ and I think at ttopstart I can further work on and explore these interests.
Innovation and strategy
During the Master Science and Business Management I learned about innovation and strategy in the context of life sciences. The knowledge and skills I obtained can be used during my work activities at ttopstart. Moreover, during my previous studies’ internships and projects I was trained to acquire knowledge about scientific subjects quickly and I experienced the lab know-how. My internship at the UMC Utrecht concerning the design of a CAR-T cell therapy sparked my interest in biopharmaceuticals and in particular immunotherapies for cancer. From these previous experiences and knowledge, I hope to provide a critical way of thinking and contribute to the ttopstart team.
I really enjoy the interface between the ‘science’ and the ‘business’ and I think at ttopstart I can further work on and explore these interests.
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