During his study electrical engineering, Eelco van Dam did several internships at academic institutions; the Academic Medical Center Utrecht, the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis Utrecht and at Wageningen University.

After his study he worked for more than 10 years as a senior software developer at Vialis, a company specialized in traffic management. In this period he contributed to the design, implementation and maintenance of complex software systems, using several different platforms and multiple software languages. His thorough and substantial way of designing software lead to systems that meet the needs of the clients.

He is founder of Peacs bv and using his skills in system design and knowledge of the development process to create simulation models for education and research.