About Rick van Dijk graduated as an economist at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. After working at several hospitals, het started working at the Netherlands Journalism Fund in 1999. He is now responsible for the internal organization (ICT, accounting, etc.) and the decision making process around grant applications. Main interests on a professional level are: technology & innovation, media & journalism and business & economics and the link between them. In his hometown Zoetermeer he participated in several local organizations and is now on the board of the public library.