Wim Vanhaverbeke is professor at the University of Hasselt. He is also visiting professor at ESADE Business School and the National university of Singapore. He published in several international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation. He was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of the book “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm” (OUP, 2006). He is a dedicated open innovation researcher collaborating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. His current research is focusing on open innovation in SMEs, innovation ecosystems and on the implementation of open innovation practices. He established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough in 2012. He is a frequently asked speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several globally operating companies. He has consulted and organized workshops for multinationals and technology companies.He was recently recognized by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last 5 years (2008-2012).