Ruud Grim

Ruud Grim

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Ruud Grim is programme coordinator at Netherlands Space Office. One of his main tasks is to facilitate and stimulate the use of satellite based information services for societal benefit areas, research and commercial businesses. He is currently managing the Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW) in which 25 public private partnerships (>130 involved organizations) in 15 countries are developing advisory and financial services for millions of small holder farmers and pastoralists in Africa and South-East Asia, all demand driven and based on a business and financial model.

He is actively interacting with user communities, (inter)national organizations, Dutch service providers, NGO's and research institutes. With his 15 years background in industry he supports market and business intelligence, innovation and business planning of SMEs. He

further explores G2G, K2K and B2B cooperation in various countries. He is the Netherlands contact point for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and was co-founder of the platform Netherlands Cooperation on Water & Climate Services.

Key words: programme coordination, business development, international cooperation

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