Ynnovate was founded in 2011 in the Netherlands by Fleur Pullen. Enthusiastic, inspiring, curious, decisive, innovative and a bit stubborn; those are her keywords.
Fleur has extensive experience within the public sector. She studied Business at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and successfully completed the Executive MBA at the prestigious Nyenrode Business University. She wrote her MBA thesis about the opportunities of open innovation for governments.
Since 2013, Fleur has been working fulltime for Ynnovate and focuses on realizing innovation in the public sector. She decided to found Ynnovate after she herself experienced the lack of knowledge and practical tools when it comes to innovation. Ynnovate has created the largest public sector innovation network in the Netherlands and is a leading expert in public sector innovation.
In 2017, Fleur published the book Lets Ynnovate! in which the innovation process according to the Ynnovate method is explained. In 2020, Ynnovate started spreading internationally. With that, Fleur hopes to connect new people and inspire them to apply the Ynnovate method to boost public sector innovation.
While working on spreading innovation throughout the public sector, Fleur is also blogging about financial freedom via the blog From Penny to Many.