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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. Medicines: how much should they cost?

    Although medical progress is allowing us to treat more and more diseases, innovative medicines tend to be expensive. Expenses are rising constantly in the healthcare sector as a result, putting accessibility and affordability under pressure. Which criteria does the Belgian Commission for Reimbursement of Medicines apply and what could be improved? These questions are answered in a study based on RIZIV data, in the framework of the Roche Chair at the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre.
  2. Flexible working in hospitals: how to make it a success

    Flexible working is all the rage these days, and hospitals can't escape the trend either. The white paper ‘Flexible working in hospitals: OM and HRM perspective’ by our MINOZ research centre is the fruit of last year's efforts. It examines what flexible working means for the organisation and the employee, how the two perspectives can be brought into balance and which forms of flexible working are relevant for hospitals. Illustrated with practical examples, it offers food for thought for organisations which would like to introduce flexible working themselves.
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