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DescriptionDirector Value Creation
OrganizationCorporate Value Creation
Organization UnitStaff CVC
Phone+31 317 487 130
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 452
Phone 2+31 317 482 452
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Visiting addressBronland 10
Postal addressPostbus 9101
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  • Bestuurslid stichting UFW - st. UFW - UniversiteitsFonds Wageningen
    Mar 2022 - Present

    Namens WUR. Stichting UFW ondersteunt WUR naar maatschappelijke impact, door het financieren en ondersteunen van talent en (translatie) projecten. Fondswerving van giften en schenkingen vindt plaats onder het netwerk van het UFW, onder alumni, maatschappelijke organisaties en vermogende particulieren.

  • member of Investment Advisory Committee - SHIFT Invest
    May 2017 - Present

    On behalf of WUR and Delft UT, TU Eindhoven, UTwente and TNO member of the IAC. This seed investmentfund (venture capital) focusses on agri, food, health & cleantech startups. The IAC decides on fund investments. The fund is also partner in the TTT-Circular Technoogy spin off program of 4TU+TNO.


Sebastiaan Berendse coordinates and develops WUR’s activities to generate impact and value added for society. Value creation is, in addition to research and education, the third core task of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and focuses on generating impact through application in practice.

He is responsible for startup policy (including StartLife & the student incubator StartHub), knowledge transfer & IP services, Sharing Research Facilities & Wageningen Campus development, the Science Shop and Wageningen Dialogues. His passion is to have a personal impact on global challenges (e.g. circular, protein & energy transitions) by using his business administrative background (RSM Erasmus & Stockholm School of Economics).

Sebastiaan previously worked in consulting, research & education (Delft University of Technology) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (coordinator of the Innovation Attaché network). He has been working for more than 15 years in the field of business development, valorisation, innovation clusters, start-up and scale up support and international cooperation in R&D.

Research results only have an effect when they are applied within society. That is why Wageningen University & Research cooperates closely with companies, governments and civil society to ensure those results can provide added value. We realise this at the Wageningen Campus, where we work together in research projects, transfer knowledge, share our facilities, help start-ups in their initial development and design solutions tailored to global issues.

Due to his rol within WUR he is a boardmember of the Kiemt foundation (SME network in energy & circular transition) and member of the IC of Shift Invest.

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