Pieter van Schaik
Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Rwanda
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 7
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.
- Product Service System design
- Business model design
- Design Thinking
- Visual communication
- Project management
Education: BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
MSc Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology
Experience before YEP2015: 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