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Laurens van Breda

Laurens van Breda

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Laurens van Breda obtained both his MSc in Applied Physics and his MSc in Business Administration from the University of Twente in 2023.

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In his Business Administration studies, he specialized in financial management and wrote his thesis on blockchain in the banking sector.

In his Applied Physics studies, he specialized in optics and wrote his thesis on Interferometric Scattering Microscopy.

Laurens joined V.O. in 2023.


  • MSc Business Administration, University of Twente (2023)
  • MSc Applied Physics, University of Twente (2023)
  • BSc Applied Physics, University of Twente (2020)


  • Dutch
  • English


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