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Current Experience

  • VP Technology & Innovation / CTO
    Since May 2007

    - 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

  • Manager Technology & Innovation Group
    March 2004 --- April 2007

    - Defining technology & research strategy, steering and following up research activities of Barco Medical Imaging Systems worldwide
    - Responsible for an international group of engineers
    - Intellectual Property (determine IP strategy, writing patents in cooperation with agency)
    - Funding applications (IWT/IBBT/ITEA projects)

  • Project Manager
    March 2002 --- March 2004

    Project manager of several R&D projects for medical displays
    Writing & defending funding projects (IWT)
    Medical approvals (FDA)

  • Development Engineer Electronics
    August 2001 --- March 2002

    Hardware (FPGA, CPLD), firmware (embedded processor) and software design for medical displays


Self Assessment :
FlexibilityCreative thinkingCuriosityIndependenceResponsibilityStrategic thinkingResult Oriented


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


  • 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

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    Self Assessment:
    Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

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


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Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes