Management team

Hans Wouters

Hans Wouters (Linkedin), partner, M.Sc. Civil Engineering, 1965, with long standing experience in water and waste water treatment technology companies, both as a consultant and as a technology supplier. Hans grew a small Dutch water technology supplier in particular by generating intellectual property and commercializing this IP both in the Netherlands and abroad.

He successfully completed the merger of the company with Paques, a key waste water technology player in the Netherlands. Furthermore he managed to motivate most of the employees to move and integrate to Paques and expand the business during a period of ten years.

Today Hans is entrepreneur and co-founder of consultancy firm Brightwork b.v. for strategic water and waste water studies. Separately he is co-founder of BWA, focusing upon commercializing water and waste water treatment technologies.


Marco Pieterse

Marco Pieterse (Linkedin), partner, M.Sc. 1961, has over 15 years of venture capital /venture development experience starting as investment manager at a World Bank 40 million US$ venture fund in Latin America, as Investment Director with Gilde’s €125 million food & agribusiness technology fund as well as the last 10 years through Planet Capital‘s cleantech venture development activities.

This is complemented with in particular clean technology transfer experience for universities and research organizations, in particular for the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), where he created a series of successful spinouts.

Involved in various venture development and corporate finance activities including in the drinking and waste water technology sector. (Master in Economics, Wageningen University).