Profile - Curriculum Vitae

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Date of Birth
Stage of marriage

Driving License

Rik Verhagen
Sleeuwijk, Antwerp

September 23rd, 1987
Licence B (car) and E (trailer)

Education and training

2009 – present


Institute for Integral Product development, Master program, Artesis University, Antwerp. Graduation approx. June 2010.
Institute for Integral Product development, Bachelor program, Artesis University, Antwerp. Passed: yes

2004 - 2008

Industrial Product Design, Rotterdam University. Bachelor of Engineering (BEng.) (Ing.)
Passed: yes, graduated with an A+


Fork lift truck license. Passed: yes


European Computer Driving License. Passed: yes

1999 - 2004

Havo profile ‘Science and Technology’ with Economics and Computer technology,
Sleeuwijk. Passed: yes

Computer experience


Unigraphics NX4/5: advanced modeling (modeling, shape studio, motion, FEM) Solidworks 2009: basics

Simulation and analysis

SPSS statistics, Moldflow Part Advisor 7.1 (injection molding)

Graphic design/editing

Adobe Photoshop CS4, InDesign CS4


Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, HTML, CSS.


Microsoft Windows Vista and general text processing-, presentation-,
and spreadsheet software: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel 2007 and Project.

Working experience

2007 - present

Owner company ‘Rik Verhagen webdesign’ ,

2009 - present

Founder and chairman of ‘IPO Rotterdam Alumni Association’


Graduation project at Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven
Project: Fulltime employee for 6 month working on a product for road side drugs testing and other healthcare applications. Market introduction mid 2010

2007 - 2008

Google, function ‘Quality Rater’. Quality rating of webpages according to the query following the Google rating guidelines.


Directing manager and engineer at student company Studi010, Rotterdam.

2006 - 2007 

Internship at Attema Kunststoffen B.V. , Gorinchem
Function: Fulltime employee, department ‘product engineering’.

2000 - 2006

Nursery van den Heuvel, specialized in cultivation of houseplants
Function: activities according to the cultivation and administrative.

1999 - 2006

Graphic design and realisation of web pages for companies and personal aim.

  • Finalist of the ‘Philips Creative Challenge 2009’. Project: ‘Hospitality in 2020; The Fitting Cocoon’.
  • Cooperate with companies during projects: Philips, Attema, PolyProducts,, Dyson, POTM, Goodbaby China, KEL development, Florence, Pegasus, Monodomo (formerly 1UPtoys).
  • International projects:
    Shanghai, China, together with the Donghua University at the Creative Industry Week 2007 and together with Design students from Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Multidisciplinary projects: cooperate with construction, car techniques, marketing.
  • Research driven innovation: field and desk research, statistics, trend watching, roadmapping.
  • Product market implementation: innovations, business model, strategies.
  • Building presentation material with hand drawn sketches, computer drawings, models (foam, wood, metal, plastic) and computer skills.
  • Entrepreneurship: successfully running a part-time business ‘Rik Verhagen webdesign’ (2007-present) and managing a student company with 16 employees: acquisition, accountancy, planning, quality security (2007).



Perfect in speaking, hearing and writing


Perfect in hearing/reading, good in speaking and writing


Good in speaking, basics in word and writing

Interest, hobbies and personal properties

Hobbies / interests

Technique, design, computers, music, photography, car’s, swimming, cycle racing.

Personal properties 

Thinking ahead, motivated, structured.