Faculty

Walter Van Dyck

Prof Walter Van Dyck 
Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Vlerick Business School

Walter studies idea emergence, showing how inventions come about and transform into innovative business models in life science- and technology-based ecosystems. Over the last 8 years, using ‘Entrepreneurial Boot Camp’ active learning formats, Walter has coached the emergence of more than 100 innovative ideas in global and multinational companies in the life sciences, smart systems and clean technology, and their combinations.
Katleen De Stobbeleir

Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir
Professor of Leadership & Coaching at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about developing leadership at all organisational levels, Katleen De Stobbeleir is one of the leading faculty members in leadership, management skills and feedback skills. Furthermore, she is an executive coach and a certified consultant in Investors in People and Great Place to Work.

Koen Tackx

Prof Koen Tackx
Professor of Marketing & Strategy at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about how companies can create value for customers and capture value for their shareholders, Koen’s main focus is on corporate strategy and strategic marketing. His interests and expertise lie in how co-creation can enhance the strategy creation process, and how to balance between value creation and value capturing and how different strategies can influence this balance.

Guy Wollaert
CEO van Idea-Value-Impact Advisory Services

Guy recently served as Chief Architect of Innovation at The Coca-Cola Company, where he built on the company’s strong tradition in creating value for the organisation by developing new approaches, work models and mind-sets. He is currently the owner of Idea-Value-Impact, where he advises business leaders who embrace innovation as a strategic tool for growth.

Prof Dr Robin Kleer
Professor of Innovation Management, Vlerick Business School

Robin's focus is on the interconnection between innovation, market structure and business models. In addition, he is particularly interested in the effects of digitisation and new production methods.

Peter Deckers
Innovation & Business Development Manager, CarEvolution (Healthcare Investment Fund) 

Peter is an entrepreneur and manager with a strong technical, economics and business (MBA) background. He is passionate about innovation and has extensive experience in bringing innovations from idea to market in different types of environments: as an entrepreneur in a start-up; as a project and programme manager and intrapreneur in a corporate factory; and as a business development manager in an investment fund.

                   

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