Andre Convents has more than 30 years of experience in research, development and innovation in academic, corporate and startup environment. He has a PhD in Neuroscience biochemistry from VUB and several decades of innovation experience as director at Procter & Gamble in The United States and Europe. The industrial experience covers most disciplines of innovation and commercialisation and entrepreneurship. He is co-founder of several startups and part of the investment committee of PMV and the EIC Accelerator Fund. He co-author of peer reviewed papers and international patents.