Business development manager
I'm currently employed as Business Development Manager at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), Mol, Belgium. My main activities are related to bringing our technological developments towards the industry. This implies the valorisation of our expertise and know-how in contract research and collaborative projects and the transfer of our developments to the industry. The majority of my work is focused on intensifying industrial processes and working towards a circular economy by intergrating separation technology in different kinds of conversion processes. This also in combination with the replacement of fossil fuel by biomass feedstock or the use of CO2 as feedstock. My responsibilities includes commercial and technological strategic direction setting/planning/managment, development of valorisation strategies, industrial consulting, development of intellectual property strategies, market due diligence for the identification of potential partners, collaborators and customers and the subsequent contract negotiations.