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Walter Van der Eycken

PhD, MSc. Walter Van der Eycken

Senior Business Development Manager
+32 (0) 497-94.26.69


Walter Van der Eycken graduated as a Master in Bioscience Engineering from Ghent University in 1989. He did his master dissertation in Industrial Biotechnology in close collaboration with Plant Genetic Systems, presently Bayer Cropscience.

In 1994 he obtained a PhD in Cell and Gene Biotechnology, collaborating with the same company under the mentorship of the World Food Prize laureate Prof. Marc Van Montagu, and became first inventor on a patent. Inspired by this early industry experience he subsequently built a commercial career and held various management positions in Life Science and Medtech companies such as Becton Dickinson and Roche Diagnostics. Having complemented Research and Technology Development experience with management and ample commercial experience, he decided to engage in a role where he can tap into the full span of his know-how and experience, and became Senior Strategic Business Development Manager in the Technology Transfer field, first at Ghent University, presently at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).


In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology (IVTD)
Brussels Health Campus
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Jette