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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.
Sophie Manigart

Prof Sophie Manigart
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Sophie Manigart turns theory into practice in the blink of an eye. She specialises in entrepreneurial finance, business angels, venture capital, MBOs, private equity and corporate finance.
James Barlow

Prof James Barlow
Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Imperial College Business School

James Barlow is a Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) at Imperial College Business School. He has a particular interest in the adoption and implementation of complex healthcare innovations, which combine changes to technology and organisational or business models. He has led major research programmes and works with companies involved in health technologies, government and other policy bodies, and health providers. James is Associate Director of Research for Imperial College Health Partners, established to help drive innovations into practice in the London health system.

Ileana Stigliani

Prof Ileana Stigliani
Assistant Professor of Design & Innovation, and Leader in Design Thinking in the Full-Time MBA at Imperial College Business School

Ileana Stigliani is an Assistant Professor of Design and Innovation, and leader in Design Thinking in the Full-Time MBA at Imperial College Business School, London. Her research focuses on understanding innovation processes and how people collaborate and interact in teams when they develop new products and services. She received her Ph.D. in management from Bocconi University, Milan (Italy).

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Vlerick expertise in Healthcare Management

  1. An IT roadmap for hospitals: one size does not fit all

    Digital technologies have become indispensable in the healthcare sector. They help to achieve better and cheaper healthcare. Policymakers are focusing strongly on eHealth and collaboration between the various players in the healthcare ecosystem. Belgian hospitals have already spent too long using IT purely as a support tool, however, with all the associated consequences. It is essential for them not to miss the boat. Professor Brecht Cardoen and professor Bjorn Cumps explain how a tool which was developed in collaboration with hospitals and their stakeholders can help.
  2. Hospital networks: quo vadis?

    Hospitals are increasingly joining forces in networks of different types, sometimes with other healthcare players. This is an unmistakable trend, but forming networks is also an important strategic decision. How can hospitals ensure the right decisions are taken, both today and tomorrow, guaranteeing a robust, resilient and versatile organisation in the long run? Changes are rapidly succeeding one another, but who knows what healthcare will be like fifteen years from now and what the best set-up would be for these networks? No one can predict the future. However, despite all the uncertainties, a scenario analysis can help in the decision-making process.
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