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IAPRI Awards the Career Start Award to Thomas Goudsblom of the University of Twente
The Career Start Award, sponsored by Dr. S. Paul Singh is a $1,000 award. It provides a packaging researcher, who has not yet participated at a IAPRI Conference, with the incentive to be a first time research paper presenter.

Their participation will accelerate their knowledge and understanding of the IAPRI member resources by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of packaging research, testing and education.

Thomas Goudsblom is a master student Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, with a great interest in packaging design, strategic design and future design.

At the 2022 IAPRI conference, he presented his first paper ‘Future-driven packaging design: A foresight method to aid in designing solutions for future challenges’, written together with his co-authors Bjorn de Koeijer and Mauricy Alves da Motta-Filho.

During his studies he has been active in a variety of associations and committees at the University of Twente and abroad, focussing on improving the quality of education and the overall study experience at the university. One of these organizations is University Innovation Fellows Twente, founded by Stanford’s d. School, where his work concerned improving student wellbeing and increasing student participance in the matter at his university. At this moment he is close to starting his master graduation thesis and plans to graduate in the coming academic year.


Published: 06/22/22