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Jeroen Nelis

Jeroen Nelis

Innovation Manager, Belgian Defence
Jeroen started his career as a student at the royal military academy in 2013 where he had the opportunity to get his degree as an industrial engineer at the KU Leuven. During his master thesis he worked together with the Federal Judicial Police in Belgium on crime scene reconstructions in Virtual Reality. At this time he started working on a VR training simulator for the special forces. He was appointed as Subject Matter Expert in the field of eXtended Reality by the Vice Chief Of Defence. In October 2021 he started working as Innovation Manager for the Federal Police, where he is technical responsible for the projects of XR labs, a collaboration between the Belgian Defence and the Federal Police in the field of eXtended Reality.