Wim Fyen is investment manager at KU Leuven Research and Development (the technology transfer unit of the KU Leuven, Belgium) where he advises and invests in startups. He is also co-founder and coordinator of Lcie (Leuven Community for Innovation driven Entrepreneurship), a university-wide and student-driven initiative to support student-entrepreneurship at KU Leuven. His passions include supporting young entrepreneurs and building ecosystems with a special emphasis on interdisciplinarity.
With one of his projects he won the Belgian Business Plan contest ‘Battle of Talents’, the European contest ‘Idea2Product’ and he obtained a second place at the global ‘Idea2Product’ finals in Austin, Texas (USA). He holds a chemical engineering degree and a PhD in semiconductor processing from KU Leuven and an executive MBA from Flanders Business School & Kellogg School of Management.
Previously he was a project leader at ASML (the Netherlands) and a senior scientist at the Interuniversity Micro Electronics Centre (Belgium) for more than 10 years. He is (co)inventor on four patents in the field of semiconductor processing, semiconductor wafer drying, and magnetic particle detection.