CEO, DOT Power BV
Jan van der Tempel holds an MSc and PhD from Delft University of Technology in the field of offshore wind technology. He is inventor and CEO of Ampelmann (motion compensated gangways) and DOT (alternative offshore turbine) and the director of DOB-Academy, an institute for Offshore Energy education for Industry. During his PhD study, Jan came across the Slip Joint connection in an onshore turbine. He promoted the concept for offshore deployment over the last 16 years, now resulting in the first offshore demonstration. He received awards for his work in different fields: poster awards at WindEurope conferences, Award of Excellence by IRO, business plan, innovation and safety awards and he was appointed Honorary Member of the Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers.