About Us

TechConcepts B.V. is specialised in supplying project management and consultancy services in the field of European research projects and innovation activities. We build strong partnerships and create winning innovation projects, innovative concepts and propositions. Our specialists assist our clients with technology roadmapping, strategy building and market analysis. We focus on the sustainable mobility and energy sector. Where we are, you will see innovation, impact and valuable partnerships go hand in hand.

The History of TechConcepts B.V. and its founders

TechConcepts BV is established in 2021 by Dr. Anish Patil and Willar Vonk. We have been involved the formation and execution of numerous research and innovation projects, mainly during the FP7 and H2020 work programmes and have led multiple framework service contracts for DG GROWTH and DG CLIMA of the European Commission. At the moment of establishment Anish and Willar both have more than 15 years of experience in concept development, project management and impact realisation. Our mission is to develop sound and meaningful Technical Concepts; and to create value from technical innovations.

The founders

Willar Vonk is co-founder and Senior consultant at TechConcepts BV. He is an experienced programme and project manager with over 15 years of experience in automotive R&D and policy development projects and holds a degree in automotive engineering. Over the last 4 years he has lead the programme for Sustainable Mobility at TNO, where he was responsible for the external positioning, strategy and strategic collaborations.

Since 2009 he has led multiple consortium based EU contract research projects, and was consortium leader for multiple Framework Service Contracts for DG GROWTH and DG CLIMA of the European Commission for the development of EU policies for sustainable mobility. As consortium leader he was responsible multiple for projects that produced new policies and technical procedures for European legislation for sustainable mobility. Under his responsibility, multiple consortia were formed under the H2020 and LIFE working programme like uCARe, CARES, MILE21, DIAS, and GVI.

Willar also has led the research and policy development projects for sustainable mobility for the Netherlands ministry of Infrastructure and Water management on behalf of TNO between 2009 and 2021. And he has around 10+ years of experience in operational management as head of the chassis dynamometer laboratory and as head of the department for Sustainable Transport and Logistics at TNO.

Dr. Anish Patil is co-founder and Senior consultant at TechConcepts BV. He is an experienced business development manager with an MBA and a PhD in technology, policy and management.

Over the last 6 years he has set-up more than 10 successful EU consortium based projects in the field of energy and transport. Examples are: OBELICS (develop new tools to enable multi-level modelling and testing of EV and their components in order to deliver more efficient vehicle); SUBLIME (Sulfide based solid state batteries for EVs); SAFELiMOVE (polymer based solid state batteries for EVs); SELFIE (Smart Battery Thermal Management Solution for Battery Electric Vehicles); OSCCAR (safety in automated transport), etc. Furthermore, he has experience of setting Horizon project clusters to realise synergies and maximise impact. Examples of these are E-Volve cluster (covering innovations in drivetrain, battery thermal management and active chassis and braking parts) and BAT-1 cluster (next generation European solid-state batteries for electric vehicles).

His PhD thesis, carried out at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, was in the field of transition towards sustainable energy systems and was awarded the Infraspark award (out of 80 other PhD theses). He has around 10+ years of industrial experience in business analysis, planning and developing new business opportunities in the energy and transport sector.