Arnold Stokking has made a corporate career at Philips. Arnold has been specialized in new business development around high tech equipment and products of Philips, such as medical equipment, digital cameras, DVD and BluRay products as well as professional television applications. Arnold has lived and worked in 4 countries outside The Netherlands, being Morocco, Kazakhstan, Japan and the Czech Republic. A special competence of Arnold has been in building co-operation’s and alliances; Arnold has also been the head of the Corporate Philips Alliance office. Since 2009 Arnold moved from Philips to TNO and became responsible for all applied research for the industry segment within TNO. In this capacity Arnold is involved in the HTSM, Chemistry, Space and Science Instrumentation and the ICT industry segments in The Netherlands. Building public private partnerships for innovation in Industry is a key attention point for Arnold. For this purpose Arnold is member of for instance the national Smart Industry initiative and member of the Brainport Development Foundation next to various supervisory roles in public private partnership initiatives.