Robbie Thompson

Since his childhood, Willem has been passionate about visualising future scenarios. After he graduated from The University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, realising these future scenarios has been key in his career. After realising innovations and start-ups around medical products and saving the lives of dolphins, Willem joined Indes BV. There he worked on the development and manufacturing of a wide range of products, from Child Restraint Systems to Medical Devices. Willem then headed up the Design & Engineering team at Indes for several years. It was in 2013 that Willem emigrated to Sydney with his wife Mieke. His passion outside design is sailing. And what better environment than the Sydney Harbour to fly your Laser dinghy over the choppy waves? Very much like sailing, realising innovations is all about envisioning your goal, plotting a course and battling the challenges you will meet on your way. And in the meantime not forgetting to enjoy the wind and sun on your face!

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature."

Michael Faraday.