Koenraad Debackere holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management. He studied at the University of Gent and MIT, Cambridge, US. He is a Full Professor in Technology and Innovation Management at the KU Leuven. He has been a Visiting Professor at Nijmegen Business School and is a Faculty Member at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. He is the Head of the research division INCENTIM (International Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management) at the KU Leuven. Koenraad Debackere has received several international awards and nominations for his research activities in the area of technology and innovation management. He obtained Best Research Paper Awards from the American Academy of Management and the Decisions Sciences Institute.
He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in this field and has been involved in projects for the European Commission, the Belgian and Dutch government and multinationals.