INNTREST Consultancy BV

INNTREST is supplying strategic R&D advice and interim/project management services to well-established and start-up companies, knowledge centers and research institutes active in the pharmaceutical and life science business.

INNTREST was founded by Dr. Jac Wijkmans early 2014. Jac gained extensive experience in managing dynamic, complex, multidisciplinary innovation projects and processes that span across national and international organizational levels and divisions. He served as a senior line and project manager in various companies spanning the full spectrum of the industry from academic spin-offs (Oxford Asymmetry, Griffin Discoveries) and mid-size Biotech (British Biotech, OSI Pharmaceuticals) to Big Pharma (Merck & Co, Schering-Plough, Organon). Under his leadership a large number of drug candidates were optimized and selected for pre-clinical and clinical studies. He led the implementation of major internal organizational changes and managed external relationships with academic and industrial collaborators.

In his new role as consultant, Jac has taken up the responsibility as Global Development Project Leader to lead the early and late development of gene therapy based treatments for the rare neurodegenerative disorders Huntington’s Disease and Sanfilippo B. As business development and project manager he developed new business concepts and revenue models for the Dutch horticulture sector for non-traditional markets such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agrochemicals.