Ton Damen (1951) is senior partner at DEMO Consultants. He is an experienced consultant in the field of quality assessment and real estate strategy. He has a long track record in the European Union research programs, being the coordinator of a various research projects since EU FP4. Currently he is Project coordinator of the European Horizon 2020 research project INSITER. He has also led a number of large-scale research projects for the Dutch government. Previously, he worked as a researcher for the Bouwcentrum and as owner / managing director of Damen Consultants. From 2003 until 2006 he was managing director at the division Bouwcentrum of PRC/ARCADIS. Ton studied Building Engineering (BSc) and MO Economics.