Plug and Play, The Netherlands
Laurens Vanryckeghem is the Head of the Plug and Play Tech Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering complemented by an MBA in Real Estate from Antwerp Management School, Laurens has dedicated the past decade to innovating the built environment. He did this by taking up roles as a sales engineer at a contractor, as a management consultant, and as a venture capitalist. Laurens directs the operations at Plug and Play in the Netherlands, assisting large corporations in identifying new competitive advantages, diversifying revenue streams, and reducing costs through the integration of innovative technologies and startup collaborations (both open and corporate innovation).
Speaking — Focus talk 10