community

Involving the STORM community

STORM has set itself ground-breaking goals and has been working on fulfilling them since September 2014. However talented and dedicated our team is, we are happy we do not have to face these challenges all alone. Our project has meanwhile gathered a growing number of supporters we are glad to call the STORM Community.


Storm Ambassadors

In the first place, there are our STORM Ambassadors: national and international public figures that have affinity with our project. This could be based on their ambition in sustainability, a passion for riding motorcycles, or just by the enthusiasm of our young engineers. Our ambassadors help STORM spread the world within their respective communities and networks, providing our project more credibility in general.

Storm ambassador: Jan Peter Balkenende

Jan Peter Balkenende

During his time as prime minister, Jan Peter Balkenende made an impact on the automotive sector. For his role as a driver and inspiration to the trade ministers of infrastructure and environment, he received the "Gouden RAI Wiel" in 2011.

Currently, Balkenende is Partner Corporate Responsibility at EY, working with great multinationals to improve their environment awareness.

Watch the anouncement video to learn more about Balkenende's motivation to back STORM Eindhoven

Storm ambassador: Rick Nieman

Rick Nieman

Rick Nieman is mostly known for his time as RTL Nieuws anchorman, a role that he fulfilled from 1996 until April 2015. He also worked as a journalist for several other programs and channels, including CNN. Nowadays he is presenting WNL op Zondag, a talk show on every Sunday in which he discusses actualities.

Besides being a successful journalist, Nieman is an active and enthusiastic motorcyclist as well, which is one of the reasons why he chose to support STORM Eindhoven.

Watch the anouncement video to learn more about Nieman's motivation to back STORM Eindhoven

Storm panel

The STORM Panel consists of a variety of successful and experienced professionals from different backgrounds. The Panel functions as a sounding board to the team and offers council wherever asked from them.

Ionica Smeets

Ionica Smeets is Prof.dr.ir. in Science Communication at Leiden University, Dutch mathematician, science journalist, columnist and known for her frequent TV appearances. With a passion for brining science closer to the general public, she is more than willing to support STORM with their communication and PR activities.

Marjan minnesma

Marjan is the founder/directress of Urgenda and is number one in the list of most influential Dutch people in the field of sustainability. Many see her as an ambassador of sustainability in the Netherlands and by becoming independent of grants for her business, she has shown that it is possible to earn well with sustainability.

Rob Beijleveld

Rob Beijleveld is CEO (& owner) ICT Media and a.o. initiator behind foundations CharITy, CIO Academy, CIO OTY Association, knowledge institute De Villa and networkclub Double2Dutch. Furthermore he is publisher and organizer of several activities such as the annual CIODAY and the annual Innovation Awards (Timmies).

Steef Blok

Steef Blok is the owner and director of the TU/e Innovationlab and the WLB-group. Before this, he fulfilled numerous positions at the Erasmus University among which director of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of the Erasmus Medical Center. Furthermore he was active as the director of the TTO of the VU and of the VU medical center.

Alexander STeegh

Alexander Steegh is the initiator behind Orphiro, the company that produced the first electric motorcycle in the Netherlands. He is a specialist in mobility and labour market, and has a passion for motorcycling.

goDfried puts

Godfried Puts is Senior Advisor Electric Mobility at AutomotiveNL. He was one of the earliest supporters of electric mobility and has apart from his position as connector at Automotive NL also a role as project manager at ENEVATE, an advanced rechargeable energy storage company. Currently, Godfried works on a new revolutionary 3D rotating combustion engine at the STAR Engines startup company.

Geert Verbong

Geert Verbong is Prof. dr. ir. at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His specialisms are Technology, Innovation & Society. Apart from his role as professor, he is a writer and he fulfils different positions for the province and the municipality.

Marloes Pomp

Marloes Pomp is the founder of four successful companies: Digital Action, Apps BV, REWEAR & IedereenORlid. Apart from that, she has a very varied career. It can happen that she gives a fashion-interview in the morning for RTL Boulevard, whilst in the afternoon she coaches the coordinator of the National Digital Authority.

Team members

STORM Eindhoven consists of 23 passionate students who voluntarily dedicate two years of their work to STORM in order to achieve our shared goal of creating the world's first electric touring motorcycle. Nearly every discipline the Eindhoven University of Technology offers is represented in our team. Each knowledge domain has its own part to play in the process of achieving our team goal.

In addition to having experts from each relevant discipline, dedication and ambition are very important to successfully complete our project. It is therefore no surprise that the majority of STORM Eindhoven has already proven itself by entering projects, the Honours Horizon program, or organizing committees. Altogether, we are confident that this group of talented engineers of the future will create the electric motorcycle we have all been waiting for.

General

These guys monitor the process and structure within the team: from determining the general direction of STORM to streamlining the financial challenges that we face.

Bram van Diggelen

Bram van Diggelen

Maartje Verhoek

Maartje Verhoek

Stephan van der Burgh

Stephan van der Burgh

Yuri Steinbuch

Yuri Steinbuch

Engineering

Our engineers design, develop and build our motorcycles. With backgrounds in mechanical, electrical and software engineering, they together have the qualities to realize our dream machine.

Bob de Vries

Bob de Vries

Edgar van Megen

Edgar van Megen

Joost Lammers

Joost Lammers

Jules Frints

Jules Frints

Maarten Slenter

Maarten Slenter

Maurice Poot

Maurice Poot

Michiel Kusters

Michiel Kusters

Nick Peters

Nick Peters

Roan Kusters

Roan Kusters

Tim Meulenbroeks

Tim Meulenbroeks

Laurens Kusters

Laurens Kusters

Strategy

Going around the world in 80 days, while generating a lot of attention, comes with a great number of logistic challenges. Our strategy team ensures that we and our motorcycles stay energized.

Daan Kempenaar

Daan Kempenaar

Heleen Bax

Heleen Bax

Jeroen Bleker

Jeroen Bleker

Remco Mulders

Remco Mulders

Yorick Heidema

Yorick Heidema

Public Relations

The PR team works on promoting the STORM Eindhoven brand and building partnerships. Their main challenges consist of fundraising, content management and events.

Bas Verkaik

Bas Verkaik

Michelle Vis

Michelle Vis

Senja Boom

Senja Boom

Contact us

Address

Eindhoven University of Technology
Horsten 8
Momentum 0.140
5612 AX Eindhoven

Company details

CoC: 60128828
VAT: NL853776507B01

STORM Eindhoven  •  Website: Dielissen Internet Solutions