Noordwijk 16 October 2019
Esther Peters (47) has been appointed director of the newly established Space Campus Noordwijk foundation. She will lead the ambitious further development of the Space Campus into a Dutch hub for the development and application of new European space technology.
Esther Peters has extensive experience with complex issues relating to area developments and future-oriented area visions. Over the past eight years, she has fulfilled various leadership roles in the public-private sector. The combination of her corporate background (at Allen & Overy, Achmea and VNU, among others), her experience in the knowledge field (VSNU, Erasmus) and her extensive political management experience and network makes her the ideal person who can give the further development of the Space Campus a powerful impulse.
The new Space Campus organisation is the result of the Regio Deal "ESTEC and Space Campus Noordwijk" concluded in September 2018 between the national government, the province of Zuid-Holland and the municipality of Noordwijk. The parties agreed to jointly invest € 26 million in the modernisation of the European Space Agency’s Technical Centre ESTEC and the development of the Space Campus Noordwijk. The special campus organisation that has now been set up is one of the initiatives within the framework of this Region Deal and is financially supported by the province of Zuid-Holland and the municipality of Noordwijk.
It is the ambition of the Space Campus Noordwijk to become the core of the international space cluster in the Netherlands, in the immediate vicinity of not only ESTEC and the Galileo Reference Center, but also the concentration of space industry and knowledge institutions in this part of the province.
This ambition is fully supported by the Province of South Holland and the municipality of Noordwijk. With Esther Peters at the helm, the campus organisation will work hard to achieve this ambition.
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More information can be obtained from Gaele Winters, Project Manager Space Campus Noordwijk.
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