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.

Guy Wollaert
CEO of Idea-Value-Impact Advisory Services

Guy recently served as Chief Innovation Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, where he built on the company’s strong tradition in designing new approaches, work models and mind-sets to accelerate new value across the organization. After an international career of more than 20 years in this iconic organisation, he started up his own company Idea-Value-Impact, where he advises business leaders who embrace innovation as a strategic tool for growth. This extensive experience is the solid foundation from which he delivers multiple sessions in this programme.

Koen Staut

Koen Staut
CEO at Aerocircular

Koen is CEO of Aerocircular, a company specialized in the sustainable dismantling of aircraft. They recycle more than 2000 components of an aircraft and bring them back into the economy. The circular philosophy is at the core of their business, which creates economic and ecological added value. Koen will invite us to Aerocircular for a company visit and inspire us with his innovative business model.

Peter Deckers
Program Manager Innovation at BICS 

Peter is a guest speaker in this programme. He 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 in a corporate factory; and as an intrapreneur and innovator.

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