Dirk Veelaert is a Chemist by training. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and an MBA at the university of Leuven and has over 25 years’ experience in the life sciences industry. As investment manager at GIMV, he was involved in the startup of several successful life sciences companies.
He joined IWT in 2004 where he was responsible for all activities related to Life sciences. In 2016 IWT merged into the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). VLAIO has a yearly budget of 750 million EUR, of which 400 million EUR is allocated to innovation programs. Currently Dirk is Team Lead Innovation and responsible for the programs: “onderzoeksprojecten and ontwikkelingsprojecten” , with an annual budget of 200 million EUR.
MEET DIRK VEELAERT @ #KFG2019
Dirk Veelaert will be part of the FUND session of the programme.