Jaimy Siebel, RoboValley’s new managing director spells out his vision for Delft’s fast-growing robotics community on TU Delft Campus.

It’s more than three years since RoboValley established itself as a robotics community. In that time the foundation has found a home on TU Delft Campus, become an incubator for some 17 startups, and – under the guidance of managing director, Anouschka Versleijen – positioned itself at the heart of a fast-growing ecosystem driving the development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).

Changes in leadership

From February 2020, Jaimy Siebel takes over from Anouschka who will be joining the RoboValley board, and taking the lead on public affairs for Delft University of Technology.

Jaimy is no stranger to RoboValley. He has spent the last two years setting up RoboHouse, RoboValley’s fieldlab, which brings together innovative organisations and individuals who discover and test out the possibilities of robotics. The fieldlab is already enjoying success, with multiple projects underway with partners which include, Heineken, KLM, Ahold Delhaize, numerous local SMEs, as well as individual students and researchers.

“RoboValley, with its community of engineers, is in a strong position to initiate co-creation and unlock the potential of increased automation and AI in future employment” – Jaimy Siebel

Robotics make work better

Jaimy comments: “I am proud to be taking over from Anouschka who has laid solid foundations for RoboValley to grow its impact.” For Jaimy the opportunity lies in helping define the future of physical work.  “The employee of the future wants work that is healthy, meaningful and adds economic value. RoboValley, with its community of engineers, is in a strong position to initiate co-creation and unlock the potential of increased automation and AI in future employment.”