René Van Der Meer
René finished HTS Windesheim Zwolle on analogue and digital electronics in 1990. At Philips Consumer Electronics he worked on optimization and verification of digital image processing ASICs. René has 30 years of experience in innovative projects. This started when he co-authored a special edition of the Dutch magazine Elektronica on integrated optoelectronics. During his first 6 years at Océ Research, he explored the potential of mixed ASICs. René developed Océ’s first printhead driver ASIC for the Direct Imaging (DI) drum. This new drum concept made it possible to successfully industrialize the CPS700, a productive colour printer/copier. For this, he was nominated by Océ Technologies Engineer of the year 2000. After that, a multidisciplinary team led by René implemented a real-time measurement and control system to accurately align all 7 drums and their 56.000 tracks within 20 um of each other. This is comparable to parking seven Queen Mary ships within millimetres of each other.
During 2008 and 2017 René was responsible for the driver electronics and the MEMS chips of Océ MEMS Piezo print heads. In 2017 René became Program Manager Industrial Printing and responsible for Metal Jet, Multi-Material 3D Dental and printhead sales. With a small team, he proved during an EFRO/STIMULUS funded project the feasibility of Multi-Material 3D inkjet for dental. René is a highly dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneurial innovator with a long and excellent track record. He has the ability to take others along in his ambition, motivate young professionals and coach them. René will not give up easily when he believes success is possible. He has a strong external network and holds several patents in the field of electronics, MEMS and printing. April 2019 he founded LAKE3D together with Klaas Wiertzema and Petra Doelman.