We are constantly improving and advancing in our theoretical research, product development, value proposition, market research, etc. Since this requires a lot of work, we are always looking for people that want to join us in our journey to a better future. Are you interested in working for us or are you looking for an internship, please contact us via info@veridis.tech.

Would you like to be part of the team that is redefining plastic recycling and accelerating the shift to a circular economy? Veridis is developing a novel technology that drastically improves the quality control process of recycled plastics, enabling the re-use of plastic in high-end applications. Increasing the commercial value of plastic and thus increasing the profitability of recycling companies, and taking care that less plastic is burned as waste.

Veridis has an open position for an experienced deeptech/cleantech business developer to scout market opportunities, define market- and customer- propositions and realize business deals. Your core job is closing business deals with customers for which you set up and maintain sales, develop new markets and drive the marketing activities) while helping take our company forward and help define and execute the company strategy.

What do you get out of this?
You’ll join a dynamic team of young and enthusiastic people, experience a start-up environment, and are able to have a major impact on the business and the industry of plastic recycling solutions. Your remuneration will in the first instance be in shareholding until sufficient seed funding has been obtained. The amount of remuneration is negotiable.

Responsibilities:
We work closely with pilot partners/clients to build innovative analytical solutions driving change in the current plastics industry, and as a business developer you are responsible for the following components:
• Drive sales and develop relationships with potential customers
• Manage relationships with current clients and partners
• Develop new strategic partnerships
• Develop and implement the go-to-market and sales strategy
• Pursue new markets and establish a company beachhead position in them
• Build/expand/improve the business development team
• Assistance to the CEO & CBO in the fundraising process and business planning
• Business forecasting and reporting management

Requirements:
• 5-7 years of experience in business development for high-capex equipment is a must-have
• Deep experience in deep-tech/high-tech/cleantech industry
• High sense of urgency and drive to deliver business results in a dynamic environment
• Experience in working with a variety of stakeholders
• Data-driven, logical communicator
• Highly organized and results-oriented
• Strong leadership skills, business acumen and strategic planning
• Strong prioritization skills, including leading multiple initiatives at the same time
• Strong analytical skills
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field, having an MSc.(+) education is preferred
• Fluency in English
• (Almost) full-time availability
• Location of employment either the Eindhoven or Amsterdam area
• Travelling 25% of the time, mainly in the Netherlands at the start (less during COVID)

Preferred qualifications:
• High level of academic achievement at degree level.
• Strong business judgment, proven ability to influence others
• Additional European language such as Dutch, German or French
• Experience in fundraising
• Strong interpersonal skills and outstanding public speaker
• Motivated to fully understand the technical properties of the Veridis customer offering in order to be a knowledgeable business partner for Veridis customers

Send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to Nigel Visser, CEO of Veridis at ndjvisser@veridis.tech

Veridis is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

Company Information
Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future for humanity and the planet, our mission is to deliver key recycling technologies to advance the transition to a circular economy. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Assignment Description
Within this internship you will be working on the thermal control system that will be integrated in the proof of concept and demonstrator of our product. This includes improving our control system model, writing the software and assembling the hardware. The goal is to improve our PID-based control system and transition to a model based control system. For example, feed forward control or model predictive control, but determining this is also part of the assignment. The thermal control system is of critical importance to the MADSCAN technology to get relevant results. The control system software can be directly implemented in practice in the proof of concept to optimize this for practical application. Next to that, the output of the control system will be analysed and used for our data analysis to determine the plastic sample properties.

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and it’s quality control and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your technical skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay with us or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas. You have high standards with the ability to dive deep, critically evaluate the work of yourself and others, and relate the research you are performing to the relevant technological requirements. You are able to analyse data at an academic level and are capable of communicating the results, problems and next steps clearly.

Requirements:
C/C++ programming experience
• Experience with model based control systems

Preferences (not requirements):
• Basic knowledge of control systems electronics
Experience with thermal systems

Contact Details
Jeroen Glansdorp - jdglansdorp@veridis.tech
https://veridis.tech/
Address: De Boelelaan 1081 - VU WN-Building M236

Company Information
Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future for humanity and the planet, our mission is to deliver key recycling technologies to advance the transition to a circular economy. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Assignment Description
Since the data analysis for the thermal response of polymers in our system is very complex an AI strategy is proposed. A lot of training data is needed to train an AI and this data has to be produced somewhere. Since simulations and real measurements take too long to create large enough datasets, a new AI data generation approach is being researched. During the internship you will contribute to the research and application of this new method, as well as write initial AI scripts able to handle the specific data we produce. 

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your research skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay with us or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to relate instrument specifications to relevant constraints and boundary conditions. You are able to produce, use and analyse AI models at an academic level and are capable of communicating the results, problems and next steps clearly.

Requirements:
Strong background and affinity with programming in Python
Currently enrolled in a dutch university for a MSc degree in AI, Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics or Physics
Theoretical and practical experience in designing and implementing neural networks
Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferences (not requirements):
Experience in thermal physics problems
Basic knowledge of polymer physics

Company Information
Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future through science and technology. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Assignment Description
Within this internship you will be working on a variety of problems connected to the data analysis of the proof of concept of our product. The main focus will be on research and customer driven data analysis of the thermal spectrum of polymers. The challenge can be approached from different angles: COMSOL simulation in order to better understand the system response, experimental verification of signal behaviour, data deconvolution using a mathematical model, etc. The data analysis is primarily done using Python. The assignment may also include customer interaction and collaboration.

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your simulation and research skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to conceptually interpret thermal measurement data are required. You are able to analyse data at an academic level and are capable of communicating the results, problems and next steps clearly.

We are very flexible in time requirements; we would like to fill the internship position full time, but part time is also a possibility.

Requirements:
• Basic Python experience
Master student in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or similar fields.

Preferences:
• Experience in thermal physics problems
Knowledge of numerical analysis methods is a plus
Basic or advanced knowledge of polymer physics• Experience in writing python code in a professional manner
Note that we can only consider students that are situated in the Netherlands during the duration of the internship. Please send your CV and list of grades to info@veridis.tech.

Company Information
Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future for humanity and the planet, our mission is to deliver key recycling technologies to advance the transition to a circular economy. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Proposals outlined:

  • Digital systems integration
    In this internship you’ll look into how to properly couple and integrate our control and measurement systems (additionally also perhaps the interface with our analysis system), and create a simple graphical user interface to handle and control the system. This includes creating a PCB for our control system hardware and assessing and selecting a proper microcontroller unit(MCU) and writing the SPI code for the readout system. Next to this you can dive into the data processing and create a system for real-time readout plotting. If you have any other ideas you are free to work these out if possible.

Projects for a later date:

  • Data Science
    For data science there are several options. Firstly, the data produced by measurements needs to be manipulated and analyzed (plotting, bias and thermal lag corrections, baseline determination, material type separation and calculating various sample properties). Secondly, simulations and modeling of the DSC device is important to make decisions regarding design and system requirements. Also to get a first indication of the data we can expect from the initial tests. Thirdly, the data analysis should be automated and consistent to provide rapid results to the user without interference.

 

  • Power Supply
    Our instrument has quite a high power demand (in the order of 10kW), this gives us some challenges regarding the design of the power supply of all the elements. Especially as the demands of the subsystems vary widely. The sensor readout system uses low voltages in the range of 1.8V - 15V with high precision requirements, while heating elements could use up to 3kW. This also means that the control system requires several changes to handle the higher power load. 
  • EMC compatibility of the full system
    The instrument will be a sensitive measurement DSC-system and will be used in an industrial setting, this means the whole system will have to implement several techniques to limit EMI and EMS that might affect the measurements.
  • Digital Lock-in Amplifier system
    In our system we need to read out our temperature sensors very accurately for an absolute temperature measurement. To realise this we are currently using a sigma-delta adc coupled to a microcontroller unit (MCU). The next step is to integrate a lock-in amplifier system into this setup. We currently have a complete analog design for this, however several components work better in the digital domain. In this internship you will carry out these improvements and find other ways to improve on this part of the system.

Contact Details
Jeroen Glansdorp - jdglansdorp@veridis.tech
https://veridis.tech/
Address: De Boelelaan 1081 - VU WN-Building M236

Company Information
Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future for humanity and the planet, our mission is to deliver key recycling technologies to advance the transition to a circular economy. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Assignment Description
As a mechanical engineer you will be working in a multidisciplinary team on the design and the realisation of the proof of concept and prototype. This will be used by industry partners and customers. The engineering development will mainly focus on research/feasibility, the design and (possibly) manufacturing of a closed nitrogen based flushing system to create an inert atmosphere in the sample chambers and how to fit this together with the rest of the system. Since a startup is an incredibly dynamic environment there will be any number of challenges that will allow you to learn and contribute in different ways as well. 

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary startup environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your engineering skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay with us or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to relate instrument requirements to design choices are instrumental.

We are very flexible in time requirements; we would like to fill the internship position full time, but part time is also possible with the right time management.

Requirements:
Experience with structural design and CAD-software (we are currently using Fusion360/Inventor)
• Some knowledge of pump techniques and actuators
• Some knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Preferences (not requirements):
• Experience with manufacturing design
An interest and/or experience in thermal engineering

Contact Details
Jeroen Glansdorp - jdglansdorp@veridis.tech
https://veridis.tech/
Address: De Boelelaan 1081 - VU WN-Building M236

Company Information:
Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve plastic recycling quality control: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology, we scale up a DSC sample size by a factor of 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method, we can analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and, most importantly, increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future through science and technology. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. Veridis is continually evolving and is where motivated employees can learn quickly, develop, and thrive and where employee ownership and accountability lead to meaningful results. To achieve these objectives, we offer an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Assignment Description:
During this internship, you will be working on
Market and product validations + setting up the business
Identification of target accounts using market data and industry intelligence
Learn about plastic recycling, quality control and the links with a circular economy
Identify and develop opportunities to improve our products, services, processes, systems, and tools
Work with different parts of the Veridis team to implement improvement projects, including working with the CEO/CBO on the business plan, value proposition and go-to-market strategy

Our business development team is looking for a Business development/business analyst intern. As intern you will play an integral role in building and engaging our customer base, and in creating effective strategies that will promote the long-term growth of Veridis.

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the transition to a circular economy as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment, you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team, to give unique insights to help you develop yourself. Finally, after a successful internship, we are open to potentially offer you a role after finishing your studies.

Intern Profile:
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to relate high level strategy to day-to-day implementation. You can analyse data at an academic level and are capable of clearly communicating results, problems and next steps.

We are very flexible in time requirements; we would like to fill the internship position full time, but part-time is also a possibility.

Basic Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in or will receive a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with a graduation date between September 2022 and September 2023
• Studies within Engineering, Finance, Business administration or a similar field
• Mandatory to be able to sign a learning agreement with student’s University
• Fluent written and verbal communication in (business)- English and Dutch

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Results-driven focus with analytical capability
Ability to innovate and simplify current processes and practices
Strong direct sales skills and a proven track record of performance
Experience working with clients
High affinity towards data and technology with the ability to dive deep and analyze opportunities and processes

Company Information
Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future for humanity and the planet, our mission is to deliver key recycling technologies to advance the transition to a circular economy. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Assignment Description
Within this internship you will be working on the theoretical physical model underlying the MADSCAN technology. You will be expanding the current mathematical model by introducing realistic boundary conditions and material property effects, as well as improving the data analysis of the system. There is also room to introduce an improved or new theoretical basis for the system description. Most of the work will evolve around partial differential equations due to the thermal nature of the problem. All the theoretical work can be compared to simulation and potentially real system measurements for validation and improvement.

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your research skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay with us or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to relate instrument specifications to relevant constraints and boundary conditions. You are able to produce and analyse mathematical models at an academic level and are capable of communicating the results, problems and next steps clearly.

Requirements:
Currently enrolled in a Dutch university MSc student in (Applied) Physics or (Applied) Mathematics
• Available at least 36 hours a week for at at least 3 months
Experience with working on partial differential equations
• Experience in thermal physics problems
• Experience in a coding language able to solve integrals and differential equations numerically (e.g. Python, Matlab, Mathematica)

Preferences (not requirements):
Basic knowledge of polymer physics

Company Information
Veridis is a deep-tech startup developing a novel instrument to improve quality control in plastic recycling: MAssive DSC ANalysis (MADSCAN). This MADSCAN technology is based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), a thermal analysis technique. DSC can be used to analyse plastics/polymers to give a material characterisation (material type, degradation, etc.). With our MADSCAN technology we scale up the sample size of a DSC by a factor 100.000. This allows us to give a representative analysis of large batches of plastics, thereby increasing the relevance to the recycling industry. With this method we are able to analyse dark plastics, detect material degradation, and most importantly we directly increase the commercial value of recycled plastics.

Veridis has the ambitious goal to create a better future through science and technology. We are trying to create a place of work where scientists and engineers can develop technical opportunities for the benefit of society and climate. To achieve these objectives we are offering an internship with flexible working hours, an informal atmosphere, and a lot of independence and responsibility.

Assignment Description
Within this internship you will be working on a variety of problems connected to the proof of concept and demonstrator of our product. The main focus will be on performing heat transfer simulations in COMSOL. These simulations are aimed at better understanding the thermal response of the detector and will be used to make appropriate design and material choices. Next to that, the resulting output of the simulations on different types of polymers need to be analysed in order to determine the needed sensor sensitivity, heating requirements, material property analysis and much more.

This internship assignment will allow you to have an impact on the improvement of plastic recycling and therefore on the circular transition as a whole. Because of the multidisciplinary start-up environment you will learn a lot from different disciplines. And most importantly, you will develop your simulation and research skills a lot by working independently on a challenging project with the rest of the team to give unique insights to help you. Finally, if the internship works out well we are always interested to consider extending your stay with us or even taking you on board as an employee.

Intern Profile
You are a creative and curious person who is not afraid of a challenge and working with the inherent uncertainty that novel technological development brings. You like taking initiative and contributing new ideas about how to improve. Also, critical thinking and the ability to relate instrument requirements to relevant simulation. You are able to analyse data at an academic level and capable of communicating the results, problems and next steps clearly.

We are very flexible in time requirements; we would like to fill the internship position full time, but part time is also a possibility. If you are interested, please send us your CV and the grade list of your current (and if applicable previous) education.

Preferences (not requirements):
• COMSOL experience (in particular heat transfer)
• Experience in thermal physics problems
Basic knowledge of polymer physics
Experience with the DSC technique