Teun Vissers has a PhD in soft matter physics and 10+ years experience working as a research scientist on experimental physics and computer simulations at universities across Europe. He is also the founder of the company Lumakia to help investors and companies with technology research and development. He realised that it is often time-consuming to find suitable scientists that have the required expertise, materials and equipment. Therefore, he co-founded QuestPair to enable businesses to find experts, while empowering scientists and universities to start new projects and collaborations.
Co-founder & CTO
Jan-Willem Verhees has extensive experience working as a technical consultant to support companies and software development teams all over Europe. With an academic background in Computer Science and Embedded Systems, he has assumed various project manager roles and helped start ups grow their businesses. In 2013, Jan-Willem founded Orange Sputnik in 2013 to provide high quality software development at competitive prices. He is also the CTO of Paris-based platform IdeasVoice, to match founders and co-founders to launch new startups, and MingleChain to connect experts in the DLT/blockchain sector.
Riccardo Di Clemente
Riccardo has a PhD in economics and a broad track record as a complexity scientist in top leading research institutions such as MIT, INET@OXford, and UCL. He developed new mathematical and computational frameworks to understand how the digital fingerprints we leave behind in our daily life can be used to delineate the future of our cities. He has a wide-ranging experience in managing and leading research projects within the public and private sector. Riccardo collaborated with the Gates foundation, UN, IPPR, and Sony CSL in data-driven analysis to infer human behaviour.
Viola is a User Researcher with a background in journalism, media studies and qualitative social research. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Italy, Algeria and the UK to investigate news media consumption and digital media use. In her current role she draws on a variety of social research methods to gather insights on users’ needs, choices and motivations and build more usable products. As a User Researcher for the Scottish Government in Edinburgh Viola has developed a focus on inclusive digital services and products, to which she adds a strong commitment towards sustainable technologies and innovation.