Chris de Ruijter

High-tech expertise

  • Funding for innovation
  • Innovation ecosystems
  • Innovation strategy
  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial skills

  • Big network in Industry, High Tech and ICT
  • Passionate, driven
  • Open communicator
  • Result & target oriented
  • Creator of partnerships
  • Crazy perfectionist


  • Development of Leap into Top10 Grants and Incentives consultancies with nationwide coverage in 10 years
  • Organiser of innovation missions to Silicon Valley
  • Added significant value to SME's innovation processes through a distinctive way of working
  • Development of Leap into a boutique innovation consultancy
  • Creation of a successful online tool for compliance  for the Dutch R&D Tax Incentive WBSO
  • 5 FD Gazellen Awards for fastest growing companies in The Netherlands



  • Industry, High tech, ICT


  • Leap WBSO Portal


  • Funding : Support in getting optimal financial arrangements for innovation through grants, tax incentives and (private) funding
  • Business Innovation: Facilitating growth and increased returns on innovation