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Excess Materials Exchange

Maayke Aimée Damen

Maayke-Aimée Damen (MSc. honor) is a pioneer in circular economy and sustainability: she has been working towards reducing waste through various companies and projects. She takes her inspiration from nature to reform economic and industrial systems. With her passion for sustainability, sharp intellect and strong will, she has become a driving force in the field.

Currently, she is the founder of the Excess Materials Exchange (EME): a platform where companies can buy and sell any type of excess material and/or product. Maayke has won various awards for her work, amongst others as MIT Innovator under 35 and FD Top Talent. 
Previously, she developed the Resources Passport that has now been made into Dutch and European policy. The passport is currently being used by EME and many others. With the Passport she won a scholarship to attend Singularity University (Google & NASA).
Maayke’s influence in the field can be felt through her many advisory and thought leading roles over the years with various organisations, including the United Nations. Het 3 TEDx Talks can be viewed online.