Rene (1974) has been involved with the Autark-Zero project since 2018 and is in charge of technical project management and general management. With a passion for electronics and the open source community he is always on the lookout for the ‘latest cutting edge technology’.

Pioneering is in his blood; he was the co-inventor of several online & narrowcasting video systems in 1997. In 1998 he built (based on open-source hard & software) one of the first multicopters/drones in The Netherlands, equipped with wireless video link this drone could be flown over many kilometers distance and record and transmit video images; a feature unique at that time. Later he founded the online video production company together with well known Dutch TV producer/director/presenter Francois Boulange. Thanks to his studies at Haarlem Business School his strength is to marry up new technologies with commercial opportunities.

With his experience in software development and electronics spanning several decades, the link with the Autark-Zero project came naturally.
With years of knowledge and experience in software and electronics development, the link to the Autark-Zero project was quickly established.