Niels Flach

  • Born in the Netherlands in 1966
  • Graduated from the University of Twente with a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1990
  • specialisation: polymer chemistry for biomedical applications
  • traineeship in France
  • Ph.D. degree in polymer and colloid chemistry in 1995 at the Institute for Organic Catalysis, Rostock, Germany with prof. G. Oehme
  • Researcher at Novartis Seeds, on controlled release seed coatings 1996-1998
  • Business Consultant, Martin Frank International BV, 1998-1999
  • Projectmanager Chemical Analysis, TNO-MEP, 1999-2001
  • Production Technologist, DSM Desotech, 2001-2004
  • Senior Risk Consultant (technology assessor), HDI-Gerling Insurances, 2005-2008
  • Program Manager, Dutch Separation Technology Institute, 2008-2009. DSTI is a research organisation that enables open innovation in close cooperation between industry, SME’s and academic research groups with the purpose of valorizing state of the art knowledge. Niels’ role was to gap cultural bridges and to get the program going.
  • Currently, he has his own company “Innovatie BeDenken&Doen” (Innovation Think&Act). He advises industry and research institutions on strategy and innovation.
  • Certified project manager (Prince2(r) methodology).

Niels is CSI’s account manager for new customers from the Netherlands.