Prof. Dr. Thomas Crispeels is Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel at the department of Business Technology and Operations. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics (Business Engineer): Essays on Inter-Organizational Collaboration in the Biotechnology Industry. Since October 2014, he heads the «Technology & Innovation Team» at the BUTO department. His research is situated in the field of Technology & Innovation, with a special focus on technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship and collaborative R&D in high technology industries such as the biotechnology, photonics and smart logistics industries. Thomas teaches several courses on technology entrepreneurship and high-technology industries to business and engineering students, both in Bachelor and Master Programs. He is guest lecturer at the yearly «International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences» at TUDresden (2013-Current) and worked was engaged in life sciences.