Headerfoto and individual photos by Jerome Wassenaar




The responsibility of the Management Team is to overlook the entire project. Together they assure cohesiveness in the team by having a Marketing and Technical Manager. Other tasks are ensuring that the team and car arrive in Australia on time and managing finances. If you see the solar team in the news or at a presentation, you will also likely listen to our team manager as the face of Solar Team Twente. Scroll down to meet them!


My name is Colin van Laar, I’m 22 years old and the Team Manager for the next edition of Solar Team Twente. The combination of innovation, team spirit, and the competitive nature of Solar Team Twente were decisive for me to sign up for this great adventure. In the coming year I want to fully commit myself to having this great team finish first in Adelaide coming October.


My name is Mark van Eijk, I am 22 years old and I am the Marketing & Communications Manager of the team for the coming eighteen months. Lately, I have been very interested in sustainable solutions and projects, such as the Hyperloop and Lightyear One. After three years of the bachelor of Industrial Engineering & Management at the university, I decided to actually participate in such project. Joining Solar Team Twente gives me the opportunity to develop and improve professional skills, gain practical experience and contribute to a more sustainable future at the same time.


My name is Maurice Jansen, I am 21 years old and I am responsible for the position of Finance and Logistics. After completing my bachelor International Business, I see this position at Solar Team Twente as a great step to gain practical experience and to build a network at the same time. Together with the team and its partners, I want to achieve the best possible result and win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge!


My name is Reinoud Mulder and I am the Technical Manager for team 2021. I am 22 years old and student of the master of Mechanical Engineering at the Unversity of Twente. I’ve been interested in Solar Team since I was still a little kid and watched the NOS race reports about the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Since then it has always interested me. I did not doubt for long whether I would apply for the team!