Gülden Yilmaz is working as program manager Biorefinery at Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research.
She has obtained her engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University in food engineering and her PhD from Utrecht University in polymer technology. She is currently responsible for coordination of new business initiatives and ongoing research activities in the field of biorefinery and biobased products at Wageningen UR.
Gulden has over 15 years of experience in applied research in a wide range of projects. She has played a significant role in facilitating regional innovation in the field of Biobased Economy in several positions. She been the chairperson of the of the program board at Gelderland Transition Center. Her role in this position involved facilitating the transition process towards a Biobased Economy via identification and facilitation of high potential projects and programs. Furthermore, she is initiator and facilitator of Bioeconomy Innovation Cluster East Netherlands; a cooperation platform for stakeholders that are active in the Biobased Economy. Until 2016 she has been acting as the coordinator and innovation manager for Bioeconomy Innovation Cluster East Netherlands.
Her activities and interests involve being at the interface with research, strategy development and clustering as well as facilities development through programmatic approaches in a multi-stakeholder environment. To achieve these projects and goals she works with industries, governments, and knowledge providers.
Dr. Gülden Yilmaz, Program manager Biorefinery
Outlook on biorefining approaches for the sugar and starch containing crops
Day 2 [Tue 31, October], at 09:45 AM