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Hélène Smits started out in the field of Biomedical Sciences, gaining her Masters degree in Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. She decided to explore opportunities beyond an academic career and became interested in consultancy. For 2 years she enjoyed working as a consultant on several sustainability and innovation projects mainly in the medical and construction sector. Her passion for sustainability led her to the Circle Economy where she got involved end of 2012 with several projects. As part of the Circle of Action, her focus is on supporting platform members in developing projects that contribute to realizing a circular economy. When doing system assessments, Helene still takes her inspiration from biological processes of the body and the brain: “Nature is complex but at the same time beautifully simple and in balance by design!”

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