Brief biography of founders and CEO
Lieve: PhD (1998) in biotechnology from Ghent Univ (BE). She worked 15 years as a researcher in academia (UTHSCSA (TX, USA), Ghent University) and in start-up biotech companies (Plant Genetic Systems, Dyax, Vivactis (BE)). In 2010, Lieve became project manager first of the SME MintEurope, later of the open-access scale-up facility Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP; BE). Brecht: Master in Applied bio-engineering (1996), and Master in industrial management (2004) at Ghent Univ. He was R&D manager in dairy and starch industry (AVEVE (BE), Royal Friesland Campina (NL), Tereos Syral (FR) and BBEPP), and now a business developer at VITO (BE). Frederik: Master and PhD in Applied bio-engineering (2014) from Ghent University. He was a program manager at BELSPO, business developer at BBEPP and now at VITO. Johan: Master applied economics (1983) from Antwerp Univ (BE). He has 25 years experience in executive functions in the agro-food industry (Royal Friesland Campina). Johan is now a start-up coach.