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In our uncertain world, I am proud of the work we do to deliver sustainable outcomes and positive change for the community

Dr Nicole Van der Laak

Tax, Government Incentives, Grant Services Senior Manager, EY New Zealand

I am a material scientist, passionate about innovation and the translation of research and ideas so they have impact on the world. I love the ocean, being outdoors and spending time with my two boys.

Nicole is the Grant Services lead for New Zealand, based out of Wellington.  She has a PhD in materials science from the University of Cambridge, UK and has worked in a variety of roles, including academic science, deep tech start-ups and the energy storage industry in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.  She has also worked in the New Zealand university sector as a commercialisation manager.  Nicole is passionate about innovation and building innovation capability to build a better working world.

How Nicole is building a better working world

"I enjoy bringing my Research & Development (R&D), commercialisation experience and networks to connect people, businesses and communities to enable them to realise their ideas and innovations in a way that meaningfully and purposefully contributes to our knowledge sector in New Zealand."

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