Koenraad Debackere is a professor of Technology and Innovation Management and Policy at the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven. He is managing director of KU Leuven Research and Development, the technology transfer organization of KU Leuven. He chairs the board of Gemma Frisius Fonds, the seed fund of BNP Paribas Fortis, KBC and KU Leuven. He has been a board member of technology startups as well as established companies. He focuses on the technology dimension of corporate governance.