About us

We believe a living city is a healthy city. By creating space for nature -in an otherwise barren environment- and integrating self-sustaining vegetation in an efficient, sustainable and functional way, we want to bring cities to life. With bio-receptive concrete and moss facades Respyre empowers cities to breathe!

Meet Our Team

Currently we are expanding our team. Fill in the form on the home page if you want to be part, and contribute to, our journey.

Auke Bleij

Auke Bleij

CEO

Auke is responsible for establishing the core team, setting out the strategy and maintaining good relations with stakeholders.

Auke’s background as civil engineer and constructor at a large engineering firm, help to understand, explain and expand the technology. His humanly approach helps him to establish long term relations 

Dr. Ir. Marc Ottelé

Dr. Ir. Marc Ottelé

Technical Advisor

Marc is next to Henk the founder of Respyre’s technology. He is an expert on bioreceptivity of building materials, specialized in concrete.

With his background at Heijmans and the TU Delft, Marc knows every variable that is needed to develop and market the technology. 

Dr. Henk Jonkers

Dr. Henk Jonkers

Technical Advisor

Henk is one of the founders of Respyre’s bioreceptive technology and understands exactly what mosses need to settle in a healthy manner.

With his background as a professor at the TU Delft, and his role in Basilisk, he is perfectly able to support Respyre in the technological development.

 

Mark de Kruijff

Mark de Kruijff

Strategic Advisor

Mark is the founder of Respyre and the reason we are all together. He currently helps the team with establishing a long term view.

At Delft Enterprises, Mark gained a lot of experience with a selection of the 67 startups hosted by DE. He knows how to set the foundation of a startup.

Addition to core team

Addition to core team

Plant-tech, Finance or Biochemistry

The core team must be excellent for Respyre to succeed. Do you want to be part of Respyre’s success?  Use this form.