- Current position Researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Phone +32 (0)2 629 18 93
- Website smit.vub.ac.be
Jonas works for imec-Smit-VUB since August 2013, with a longer interruption in 2016. A bachelor degree in European Studies from the University of Maastricht, and a Master of Science in Communication Studies (with Great Distinction) has provided Jonas with the right tools to tackle scientific issues. A cosmopolitan life and a passion for inter-cultural communication learned and cultivated while working and living in international environments provides more.
In his master thesis, Jonas assessed the ‘Smart City’ from a political economy perspective. At imec-Smit-VUB, his research interest still revolves around Smart Cities and related concepts, considering the role that data assumes in this context, related business models and the role of the citizen as user in this context.
Jonas currently works on the CITADEL II project, where he helps city authorities to involve citizens in innovating public services through the right tools. In the U4IoT coordination and support action, he provices participatory sustainability models for large scale pilots. He also supports the Select4Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement action.