Gijs Boerwinkel

  • Head of communications
    Gijs Boerwinkel

    Gijs works as head of communications at Waag. In his position, he is constantly looking for new ways to connect relevant target groups to the research labs and projects of Waag.

    Gijs studied politics and political communication at the University of Amsterdam. In earlier jobs, he worked for Text to Change, a social enterprise that uses mobile technology to inform people in developing countries about health and agricultural related subjects. He also worked for a short period for the Tour de France organisation in Utrecht, being responsible for press relations and communication.


  • We learn
    Future Heritage Lab
    Together with the Oude Kerk, Waag developed, tested and researched a number of mixed reality concepts.
  • We learn
    Future Heritage Lab
    We interviewed Marianna van der Zwaag, project leader at the Oude Kerk ('Old Church') in Amsterdam and involved in the project Mixed Reality @ Oude…
  • We learn
    Maker Education Lab
    We interviewed Karien Vermeulen about the importance of maker education and learning by making. It connects children's creativity with technology in…
  • We learn
    Creative Learning Lab
    Henk from Waag tells why we need more hackers and people with the hacker attitude. Teaching this to kids is a good start, he explains.
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    'What is the public stack? How can we make the public stack a more viable alternative for the private one, without having to reinvent the wheel?'
  • We care
    MakeHealth Lab
    Healthcare demands and solutions are changing rapidly. Open-source hardware will play an important role in the future.