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Walter Van Dyck

Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management

Supporting global science and technology companies with strategic innovation management.

Walter Van Dyck specialises in technology and innovation management and policy. He’s an expert in the strategic management of innovation and new product development in science-based and technology-intensive industries like life tech and biopharmaceuticals. His research focuses on technology and IP-based business models, innovation decision analytics in public-private contexts and the societal impact of life sciences technology. 

Over the past five years, Walter has coached global and multinational companies in the fields of life sciences, smart systems and clean tech to develop more than a hundred innovative ideas. 

At Vlerick, he teaches technology and innovation management on our MBA, Masters and executive programmes. He chairs the Technology & Operations Management Area and is the founder and director of the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre. 

Before embarking on his academic career, Walter was a senior strategy consultant with PwC and IBM. He worked in R&D and innovation management – primarily with global pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Who am I?

  • Associate Professor, Partner and Director of the Healthcare Management Centre at Vlerick Business School
  • Visiting Professor at KU Leuven in Strategic IP Management and Pharmaceutical Economics and Management
  • Co-founding scholar of the Personalised Medicine Strategies Fund at KU Leuven Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Doctor of Business Administration at Cranfield University, School of Management, UK
  • MSc in Management at Vlerick Business School
  • Master of Arts at the Royal Military Academy Brussels 

My expertise

Healthcare management

Strategic innovation and R&D management

Ideation in science and technology-based ecosystems

Corporate venturing and intrapreneurship

Technology and ecosystem emergence

Technology and IP-based business modelling

Life sciences and biopharmaceuticals

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