is a senior project manager with a degree in Political Science and International Relations and a wide experience in both the private and public sector. For over fifteen years she has worked on sustainable urban mobility under the umbrella of many different EU-funded projects.
Renske has been employed since 2018 by Forum Virium Helsinki: the non-profit innovation organisation owned by the city, which builds Helsinki into the most functional smart city in the world. Her work focuses on large cross-European projects on automated vehicles, on the ground and in the air.
She has been working in the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem for several years now. The impact, possibilities and challenges of drones in the city is the core of both her current projects: the 3-year EU-funded research and innovation project called AiRMOUR and the 3-year Interreg-funded project CITYAM, which she leads. In addition to the facilitation of drone pilots and deployments, gathering stakeholders at various municipal departments as well as at city subsidiaries such as rescue services, healthcare services, the port or construction/maintenance company is an important part of her work. Also social acceptance studies, landing site planning and UAM strategy development form a large part of these projects. She's working towards any increase in UAM to be acceptable, responsible and sustainable.