Welcome at 8Winds

I am Jaap 't Hooft, director at 8Winds. I have a life long professional career in electrical engineering, energy conservation, renewable energy and wind energy. 8Winds is my latest venture after working with NL Agency (now RVO).

I operate under the name 8Winds from January 2012 as independent consulting engineer for offshore wind technology development.

My main strengths are:
- Consulting on wind technology development
- Writing technical wind R&D proposals
- Evaluating technical wind R&D proposals
- Technical writing and structuring technical proposals and reports
- Technology searches
- Brainstorming, chairing and reporting of technical meetings.

Other areas of technical expertise are amongst others in energy conservation, solar energy and lighting. See also the page experience for a more thorough overview.


From the spring of 2014 I am Innovation Broker (Innovatiemakelaar) of the TKI-WoZ (Top consortium for Knowledge an Innovation Wind at Sea). 

Over the years 8Winds assisted it’s clients with 7 grant applications, which were all granted.

The total eligible project costs were 12,6 M€ and the total granted subsidy was 6,2 M€.