Nadia Honing, MSc

Consultant

Hi, I’m Nadia.
Nice to meet you!

I am a consultant at ttopstart in the Programme Leadership team. My role is to support leading researchers and innovative companies in life sciences in sustainability and engagement.


How/When did your passion for life sciences / innovation / research start?

I started my career in physiotherapy where I worked closely with patients and healthcare professionals. I quickly realized that there were still many things that could be improved. I had a keen interest in how we could prevent certain diseases and optimize treatments and decided to focus my career on public health research and innovation. I believe collaboration across sectors and disciplines and having a clear focus on sustainability are essential in solving complex scientific and societal problems.


How/When did your passion for life sciences / innovation / research start?

I started my career in physiotherapy where I worked closely with patients and healthcare professionals. I quickly realized that there were still many things that could be improved. I had a keen interest in how we could prevent certain diseases and optimize treatments and decided to focus my career on public health research and innovation. I believe collaboration across sectors and disciplines and having a clear focus on sustainability are essential in solving complex scientific and societal problems.

What are the main challenges for researchers and innovators in life sciences and health, and how would you like to empower them? 

The research and innovation market can be quite complex and fragmented. For many innovators and researchers it is often difficult to understand how they can create impact and put patient in the center, especially in the long-term. I support leading researchers and companies by simplifying the complexity of markets, identifying opportunities and ensure stakeholders are engaged and work towards the future of the project. 

What are your credentials/experience, for working in your position? 

I have a master’s degree in Global Health with a specialization in implementing health innovations/projects on a global and local scale. My previous work experience and background allow me to view health challenges from different perspectives. To ensure that Health & Life Sciences projects have a lasting impact and can change a system, it is key to include and understand different interests, such as those of the pharmaceutical industry, policy makers, doctors and also the end user or patient.  

What is your role and added value at ttopstart? 

In my role at ttopstart, I am responsible for project management, delivering strategic plans and creating sustainable projects in multidisciplinary environments. I am taking into account different perspectives and ensure all partners involved are engaged. As a team player, I initiate ideas to improve processes and take responsibility for getting the job done. 

What do you like most about working at ttopstart? 

 At ttopstart I get the opportunity to contribute to different phases of a project. Including writing a proposal, program management during the implementation phase and thinking about the sustainability of a project. This way, the different teams can learn from each other and ensure that the project runs as smoothly as possible from start to end. 

The ttopstart values are Teamwork, Taking Ownership and Passion, how do you personally relate to these values? 

I personally believe collaboration and co-creation is the key to a successful project. In my role I challenge researchers and take responsibility to ensure partners align on the vision, mission and outcome of the project.  

Nadia Honing

I believe collaboration across sectors and disciplines and having a clear focus on sustainability are essential in solving complex scientific and societal problems. I am very passionate about supporting leading researchers and companies and working on strategies that can have a lasting impact for innovations in health & life sciences.

Contact details

nadia@ttopstart.com
+31 (0)88 – 83 81 330

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