A team with a vision
and the dedication
to turn it into reality.

Strong, passionate and highly experienced executives in the chemical industry, innovation and impact investing.


Our mission.

Becoming a global reference on how to make industries sustainable and circular by doing it!

The goal is to have a genuine impact on transitioning towards a more sustainable economy. By focusing on polymers (mostly plastics even) and their downstream markets, we can substantially reduce the sector’s carbon footprint, plastic waste pollution and improper use of feedstocks. And we want to do this is in an economically viable and profitable way.

To each of us at Triple Helix, this is not just a company mission but much more a personal burning desire.


The core

Our success depends on the famous 3 C's: credibility, credibility and credibility. Because of this, our core and extended team members not only bring their functional expertise to the table. They also have a very strong market reputation as authentic leaders in their field.


Managing Partner

Steven Peleman

Apart from a track record in setting up and coaching ventures or running innovation portfolio’s of chemical corporations, Steven has a strong international reputation in open innovation and go-to-market of disruptive initiatives. He is a creative expert in sustainability & the circular economy beyond in chemical corporations.

Steven has also been an alpine ski racer for over 35 years, making him an eye witness of the devastating effects of climate change on our glaciers.

“Creative expert, visionary entrepreneur and executive in industrial sustainability & the circular economy.”

"Impact is our true objective, but it must be based upon economic performance."



Eelco Benink

Eelco is a recognized expert in the impact investing space. He has worked in investment banking (M&A), has been a founding team member of a number of impact investing funds, sits on various advisory and investment committees, and has been co-owner of an established international financial and economic consultancy firm. Eelco has lived and worked in Europe, Africa and Asia. In the past years, Eelco has acted as strategy advisor to organizations such as Shell, The Rockefeller Foundation, KPMG, Oxfam, the World Bank, the Asian Development bank, the Global Impact Investing Network, several universities and many other international clients in the impact investing space.



Jan Adriaenssen

Jan is a highly experienced entrepreneur and respected financial advisor with almost unmatched skills in dealing with numbers, financial reporting and communicating with C level executives. Jan connects corporates with ventures, businesses with technology and entrepreneurship with policymaking and academia.

“Providing sound financial realism on top of entrepreneurial leverage of funding possibilities."

“On a global quest for impactful eco-solutions, assisting responsible organisations to maximise their positive impact.”



Ief Winckelmans

Ief is currently the managing director of Impactvista Alliance, Chapter Chair of The Explorers Club Western Europe and President of Ocean Impact Alliance.

He started a VC funded ICT company in the mid-nineties, transitioned into venture capital, assisted Huawei with its launch in Europe and built a HNWI services company in China.

Working in and with China during its rapid industrial growth was extremely exhilarating but confronted with the massive scale of the environmental destruction, he could no longer stand at the sideline.

Assisting a Chinese family with setting up a cleantech VC fund in Luxembourg, he realized there was no shortage in capital for eco-innovation, the real challenge was finding fundable projects and avoiding greenwashing.
This led to the founding of Ocean Impact Alliance and after a restructuring and rebranding to Impactvista Alliance, a network of Universities, R&D centers, ecopreneurs, investors and philanthropists, finding, developing and implementing transformational solutions for the biggest environmental challenges of our time.

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Our partners.

In an inherently multi-disciplinary domain, a superior partner ecosystem is therefore a prerequisite. We are particularly proud of the below partners.

Group 7841@2x

Triple Helix HQ and innovation hub for the Antwerp chemicals cluster.


The world's first true Sustainable Chemistry incubator.

Innovative entrepreneurship in ICT.

Group 7822

Seed financing partner and primary provider of ICT services.

Cronos Groep

Group 7840@2x

Early stage research, tech transfer and go-to-market partner for a.o. biopolymer opportunities.

KU Leuven

Top level academic expertise and entrepreneurial partnership.

We pride ourselves on our many referrals by prestigious law and family offices as well as portfolio managers, investment bankers and fund managers.


Legal and financial support for creating holding and trading companies.

Metiscorp LU

triple helix cpiv2

Partner for multimedia campaigns.

CPi Consulting

Marketing support and digital presence.

Creative breeding ground for innovation in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing.


Collaborative innovation hub and scale-up facility site.

Brightlands Chemelot