Jonas holds a bachelor degree in European Studies from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. After gaining work experience in the communication sector, he graduated as Master of Science in Communication Studies with excellent results in 2013.
Jonas works for iMinds-Smit since August 2013, within the unit of Market Innovation and Sector Transition. During his international Master program at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, he concentrated on the political economy of new media and ICT, focussing in particular on the Smart City. His main research interest still revolves around Smart Cities and related concepts, particularly considering the role that data assumes in this context. At the moment, Jonas works on business models that can be based on open data.