Meet the Jury
Hans Vermeulen


Hans Vermeulen (1977, The Netherlands) is co-founding partner of House of DUS, co-founding partner of 3D Print Canal House and board member of Amsterdam Energy Cooperation. He graduated from Delft Technical University in 2003. In 2001, he spent some time studying at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. Hans frequently lectures nationally and internationally.

DUS makes design for the masses by creating software and new digital production technology. 3D printed architecture becomes reality at the 3D Print Canal House. In the heart of Amsterdam, the designers and innovators of DUS join forces with prominent corporations (e.g. Heijmans/Henkel) and start-ups to develop new 3D printing technology, designs, craft, material science, online tools and construction. The building site is open to the public, the industry and the world.

Tim Geurtjens


After completing his studies in mechanical engineering, Tim Geurtjens (1976) attended the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2003, where he graduated 4 years later. Since then he has been working as a CTO for Joris Laarman Lab, best known for its experimental designs, inspired by upcoming technology. Over the last 6 years he has developed extensive knowledge of exotic materials and cutting edge technologies, in particular novel digital fabrication methods.

Tim is one of the co-founders of MX3D, a company that developed several large-scale 3D printers that use 6-axis industrial robots. These 3D printers allow them to print very large structures in many different materials such as thermoset plastics, stainless steel or aluminium. MX3D recently announced their plan to print a steel bridge in the centre of Amsterdam.


Alma is a business development manager at Heijmans Technology. After completing her studies in architecture and real estate at TU of Eindhoven she started at Heijmans in 2008. Since then she has worked in the areas of innovation, marketing and change management. She’s inspired by new technologies, digitisation and design. She’s works on new products and business models with courage, passion and a lot of creativity, to ensure that Heijmans is ready for the world of tomorrow.

In her capacity as a business developer she’s involved in every aspect of 3D printing. Because 3D printing is changing the building & construction industry, Heijmans is focussing on the development of new materials, innovative building techniques and smarter processes. Furthermore she believes that customisation will become increasingly important to Heijmans‘ customers. In order to expand its knowledge of 3D printing, Heijmans became main sponsor of the 3D Canal House and the MX3D project, both in Amsterdam.


Filemon Schöffer and his family have a long history in printing. Around 1450, Filemon’s grand grand grand father, Peter Schöffer, made the family’s first move into the print business, working as an engineer in Germany, assisting Gutenberg with the development of the first printing press. After a short detour from the family in producing beer, which led to the infamous Schöfferhofer, Filemon thought the time was right for the family to step back into modern printing, 3D printing that is. With a background in both Physics and Industrial Design Engineering Filemon hopes he’s able to contribute in moving the 3D printing industry forward. Since 2013, he works as Head of Community at 3D Hubs.

3D Hubs is world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers. By connecting everyone to nearby 3D Printer owners, 3D Hubs is accelerating a future of local and on-demand production. Our network consists of 16,000 printing locations worldwide, providing over one billion people access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their home.


Salome is a senior product and interaction designer in Arup’s Amsterdam office. Her projects have a technical and functional basis but also a very strong focus on design and visual appeal.

Her strength is conceptual creative thinking and uniting specialist knowledge. She has applied this approach on projects all over the world, including the stations for the Cityringen metro line in Copenhagen and the lighting for the Sheikh Zayed bridge in Abu Dhabi. Her latest work is a research project on the application of additive manufacturing in metal for the production of structural elements.

ARUP is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through their work they make a positive difference in the world.