The AESIS Network is managed by the office of ScienceWorks, a Dutch company that supports the process of value creation out of scientific research for society. We are pleased to serve at AESIS!


Frank ZwetslootFrank Zwetsloot

The founder of ScienceWorks. With twenty years of experience at Erasmus University and at Science Alliance, you may state rightly that “knowledge transfer” has become the second nature of Frank. In this period he founded almost ten organisations to structure the exchange of scientific knowledge, including the European leading organization on knowledge transfer, ASTP and The network of knowledge regions Technopolicy. At ScienceWorks he developed several measurement systems in order to measure knowledge transfer (Valorisatieranking) and science based regional development.
His motto: “One discovery may create a thousand new realities


Anika Duut van GoorAnika

As General Manager Anika is responsible for expanding the AESIS Network and the organisation of the Impact of Science conference, courses and other events. She has a background in political science research at Leiden University (NL) and event coordination for Médecins du Monde and TEDx. This is reflected in the combination of professionalism and excitement she brings to the job. Her motto: “Tomorrow is too late, yesterday is over. Now is exactly the right time!”

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Claar-Els van DelftClaar-Els van Delft

For 18 years Claar-Els is managing networks and organising congresses at the interface of science and society. Today, she is working as networkmanager for two days a week. She slaves for two of her favorite congresses, the Student Research Conference and The Cambridge Council. Additionally, she is working on a new one-day event for AESIS in Berlin.
Her motto: “A leap in cold water makes the day.

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Tomas van den BroekeTomas van den Broeke

After attaining his master degree in Political Science, Tomas started at the AESIS Network of Scienceworks in August as Project Manager. In this function, he is responsible for the content, communication and administration of several international conferences and courses, such as the AESIS Winter Course. With his philosophical and political background, Tomas strives to organise impactful and insightful projects. His motto: “He who only knows his own side of the case knows little of that”

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Anna Avlichou

Anna joined AESIS in August 2018. Her first project was the “The Impact Agenda for Social Sciences and Humanities” international conference in October 2018 in Copenhagen. Since then she got hooked on the Impact of Science. Anna has a political sciences background with a B.A from Panteion University in Athens in International and European Studies and an M.A in International Relations from Leiden University. Her motto: “Life is what you make it”.

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