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Pieter van Schaik

Pieter van Schaik

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 7

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Rwanda

First position after YEP

Project Manager at AEB, the Netherlands

YEP Role

I am working as Strategic Product Developer for Holland Greentech in Rwanda. My main task is to develop a complete concept of products and services to make it possible for the smallholder farmers to switch to protected horticulture. One of the biggest part in this is the design of a low-tech greenhouse which can be manufactured in Rwanda. Another big part is the development of the portfolio of products and services to support the first steps to protected horticulture.

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  • Product Service System design
  • Business model design
  • Design Thinking
  • Visual communication
  • Project management


Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
MSc Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology


Experience before YEP

2015: Graduation thesis “PAYG in South Africa And Zimbabwe. Finding the appropriate PSS to make solar home systems affordable”. Performed in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania for SolarWorks.
August 2014 – January 2015: Legbank Project. Development of a Product-Service System for a high quality prosthesis in the context of low-income areas in Colombia together with 5 other designers and the social enterprise ProPortion.
August 2012 – December 2014: Design and Development Trainee. Part-time involved in the design and development of products to measure and monitor vital health signals at the Dutch company Agis Automatisering
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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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