Ir Ermo Daniels (E.P.)
"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
My career so far brought me on different places and in different positions. I developed from specialist, advisory positions to management positions, particularly from the areas of funding, education, research and knowledge transfer policy to project management, program coordination and now managing director of a university institute.
I'm an expert in education, research and innovation funding on a regional, national and European/ international level, an expert in knowledge transfer, an experienced project manager, policy advisor and last but not least now managing director of an institute.
Former main achievements were the successful acquisition and management of (large-scale) regional, national, European and international collaborative projects for the different employers. Another major accomplishment was coordinating the internal reorganization of contract management at Maastricht University, resulted in the setup of the Contract Research Center. Thereby my specialties are acquiring funding/ financial resources (proposal preparation), networking/ lobbying, public private partnerships, knowledge transfer, strategy/ policy development, project management, program coordination and now managing an institute. Over the years I regularly trained bachelor/ master students, PhD students and research staff within the different disciplines in skills like writing a successful proposal, writing research proposals, pitching, patenting, entrepreneurship, etc.
Managing/ Deputy Director - Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM)
October 2018 - now
Steering AMIBM by conducting the day-to-day management in close coordination with the Scientific Director. Directing support staff and responsible for personnel, finance, pre- and post-award management of funding and education acquisition, contracts, impact, corporate communication and accommodation portfolio. Ensuring effective organization.
Policy/ Funding/ Knowledge Transfer Advisor - Maastricht University Office (MUO)
August 2001 - September 2018
Development and implementation of strategic university and faculty policies, particularly those related to research funding and knowledge transfer. Support the acquisition and management of (large-scale) (Eu)regional, national, European and international collaborative projects within the faculties of the university. From 2004 to 2010, I coordinated the further strengthening and professionalization of funding acquisition and management at Maastricht University, resulted in the setup of the Contract Research Center (CRC). Starting at UM, I was active in technology transfer and business development, which involved patenting policy, spin-off development and stimulating entrepreneurship.