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Senior business developer Dr. Johan Vlekken joins B-Phot to further leverage industrial collaborations on European level

October 12, 2010

The Brussels Photonics Team is pleased to announce that Johan Vlekken joined B-phot as senior business developer. Johan made a PhD in materials science and completed his studies with a business management degree. He worked for more than 9 years in a SME active in the fiber optic sensing market. In his function of Chief Technology Officer, he managed different national and international projects (European projects, ESA, IWT, EUREKA, …) and was responsible for many product and business development activities in different areas such as Oil&Gas industry, Aerospace industry, Test&Measurement market and Civilengineering industry.
 

With the appointment of Johan as senior business developer B-phot aims at expanding its industrial valorization activities and  exploring new collaboration opportunities with European companies. B-phot is already strongly involved in industry oriented micro-optical development projects. B-Phot especially targets to set up long term collaboration agreements with European companies that are looking for micro-optical and micro-photonic solutions to innovate their products. Johan’s expertise will help B-phot to realize this goal and to create a sustainable growth in this challenging field.
 
 Companies who would like to discuss collaboration opportunities with B-phot can contact Johan directly ( jvlekken@b-phot.org  ) or take contact with the B-phot team using the general contact details on the website: www.b-phot.org

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