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Strong expertise and track record of almost 20 years in the healthcare & medtech sector.
I have an engineering / science background complemented with several years of business experience and a MBA at the Vlerick Management School. By combining my technical and business skills I very much enjoy:
- Contribution to innovation in the healthcare/medtech sector
- Working together with clinicians and healthcare professionals and shape tomorrow’s solutions
- Coaching and bringing together diverse teams along one common goal to maximize output and impact
- Exploring new market opportunities, validating and refining value propositions into a marketable solutions
- Defining technology roadmap and strategy 
- Setting up research, clinical & development partnerships (also internationally)
- Intellectual property (patents; license agreements; …) 
- Medical regulatory aspects (MDD, FDA 510(k))
- National and international funding projects

Specialties: growing innovative concepts in the healthcare / medical device sector from early idea to clinically proven solutions available on the market.

 

The last three years I have lead an venture from concept, through development and clinical trials towards regulatory approval and market introduction. I've grown the team from 2 to almost 20 people during that period.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Managing Internal Startup


    Since January 2017
    Clinical Trial

    Full responsibility of an internal medical device startup within Barco Healthcare. 
    Managing this startup towards regulatory approval and market introduction of a completely new type of product/service and with a new business model. Device has passed clinical trial and regulatory approval, and currently scale-up is being prepared.


    Coaching a multidisciplinary international team of enthusiastic people with R&D, sales, regulatory, clinical trial, product management and strategic marketing background. Looking for complementary external financing of the startup via Flemish, national and international grant opportunities.

  • VP Technology & Innovation / CTO


    Since May 2007
    Clinical trials

    - Responsible for worldwide research and innovation activities of Barco Healthcare
    - Defining technology roadmap and strategy
    - Innovation & internal ventures
    - Clinical trials
    - Medical regulatory aspects (MDD, FDA)
    - Setting up research & development partnerships
    - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - Intellectual property strategy, patent prosecution & litigation
    - National and international funding projects

Past Experience

Personality

Self Assessment :
FlexibilityCreative thinkingCuriosityIndependenceResponsibilityStrategic thinkingResult Oriented

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Biostatistics Negotiation R&D Scientific writingBudget ManagementClinical trialsDiagnostic radiologyEthics submission and approval processFDAGrant WritingGrant PreparationInternational Project ManagementMedical DevicesPatentspeople managementProduct developmentR&DRegulatory submissionsScientific WritingStart-upsStatisticsStrategic PlanningTeam LeadershipWomens Health

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
R&D managementInnovationclinical trialsRegulatoryFundingPatentsIntellectual PropertyStrategic MarketingScientific publicationsPartnerships

Education

  • MBA in Economics from Vlerick Business School in 2010
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Ghent University in 2009
  • Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Science from Ghent University in 2001

Training and Certification

  • Protecting Human Research Participants (NIH training) in 2015 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Dutch
    Native
    English
    Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    4 Hours per week
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 2 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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