Ghent, Belgium, 8-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Governors of Ghent University has appointed Wim Van Camp as the new general manager of UGent TechTransfer, as from 1 May 2014. He will succeed Marc Zabeau, Managing partner and founder of QBIC fund.
Wim Van Camp holds a PhD in plant biotechnology at Ghent University and an MBA from the Vlerick Business School. He started his career at VIB (Flemish research institute for the life sciences). In 1998 he continued as a coordinator of research collaboration at the Ghent plant biotechnology company CropDesign. Three years later, he became the director of research and technology alliances, and from 2005 he was responsible for business development. Following the acquisition of CropDesign by BASF in 2006, he was involved in the cooperation between BASF and Monsanto. In 2012 he was appointed as managing director at CropDesign.
UGent TechTransfer enables and facilitates the transfer of the university’s research results towards the socio-economic environment in which the university operates, fosters a close and productive relationship between the Ghent University researchers and that socio-economic environment.
UGent TechTransfer manages the intellectual property of the university, drives the use of that intellectual property through the creation of spin-offs and licensing, and supports the UGent research community in creating research collaborations with industry.