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Dr. Martin Hinoul

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Board Member

TiE Brussels

Employment History

  • K.U.Leuven
  • Business Development Manager
  • Member, High Technology Region
  • Chief of Staff for the Flemish Minister
  • Chief of Cabinet for the Flemish Minister
  • Business Development Manager
    KU Leuven
  • Technology Counselor
    Embassy of Belgium
  • Technology Attaché
    Embassy of Belgium
  • Postdoctoral Research
    Stanford University
  • Technology Attaché
    Belgian Consulate

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Board Member
    Management Consulting Leuven
  • Advisory Board Member
    Omnes Capital


  • postgraduate degree , Business Administration
    Catholic University of Leuven
  • Ph.D. degree , Physics
    Catholic University of Leuven
32 Total References
Web References
Martin ..., 8 June 2015 [cached]
Martin Hinoul
Martin Hinoul - Past President Dr. Hinoul, is a technology entrepreneur, academician and prolific author, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He has also done postdoctoral research at the Stanford University, at M.I.T., and at other laboratories in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Read more In 2009 he got a "Doctor of Technology in Engineering" degree (honoris causa) from the Durban University in South Africa. Since 1998, except for a two-year period during 2001-2003 when he served as Chief of Staff for the Flemish Minister for Economy, Martin Hinoul has remained the Business Development Manager for the "Knowledge Economy Region of Leuven", based at the HQ of K.U.Leuven Research and Development (the K.U. Leuven Technology Transfer cell). Prior to his long tenure at K.U.Leuven R&D, Dr. Hinoul served, during 1984-1998, as the Technology Attaché at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, D.C. and at the Belgian Consulate in Los Angeles. During 1978-1983, he worked within Bell Telephone - ITT in Belgium, where he headed the Materials Research Department, and within the Shelton Connecticut ITT Research labs for the development of the digital switch "System 12", he also was involved in the joint venture between Bell Telephone and the PTIC in China (1981-1983). Dr. Hinoul is a prolific researcher and writer and author of several well known published articles and books, including "Silicon Valley" (1998), "The European Knowledge Economy" (2006), "The Threat of the Dragon - Fiction or Reality" (2007), "60 years Transistors" (2007), "Networking" (2008) and "110 years Nobel Prizes" (2011). As of today Dr Hinoul is the business development manager of the Knowledge Economy Region Leuven based at KU Leuven R&D, the technology transfer cell of the KU Leuven. He is also involved in the building up of the "ELAt knowledge economy region" (Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen region). Reduce
Dr Martin Hinoul, 26 Aug 2008 [cached]
Dr Martin Hinoul
Dr. Hinoul holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven).He has also done postdoctoral research at the Stanford University, M.I.T., and several other laboratories in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.He has published extensively and lectured at major universities world-wide.After his studies (1972) he joined Bell Telephone Alcatel (at that time ITT) in Belgium, where he headed the research department.He was involved in the development of the digital switch (System 12) in Shelton (CT- USA) for five years.He also negotiated the establishment of a semiconductor waferfab in Shanghai and facilitated the technology transfer of System 12 (one year of negotiations in Beijing and one year in Shanghai).At that time he was a member of ITT's Key Technology Steering Group (KTSG).Dr. Hinoul was from August 84 till March 1998 the Technology Attaché at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, D.C (1990-1998), after having served in the same position at the Belgian Consulate in Los Angeles (1984-1990). In April 1998 Martin Hinoul became the Business Development Manager for the "Greater region of Leuven", including the development of the "science parks".He was based at the HQ of K.U.Leuven Research and Development, the university-industry transfer unit of the K.U.Leuven.He was involved in the setting-up of the Leuven Network (Leuven.Inc).He was a director of the Gemma Frisius Fund (Venture Fund between K.U.Leuven, Fortis and KBC for setting up spin off companies of the university).He was a member of the board of Management Consulting Leuven, a spin-off company of the K.U.Leuven, and a director of I&I, the Leuven Incubator.He was member of the Belgian Venturing Association and the Belgian Biotech Association and a director of the multimedia company P.I.M.C. In 1999 Martin Hinoul published his book "Silicon Valley" and got numerous articles in the Belgian press, Washington Post and Herald Tribune.He is invited as guest speaker at several national and international conferences. Starting August 2001, Martin Hinoul became Chief of Cabinet for the Flemish Minister for Economy, Foreign Policy, Foreign Trade and Housing.In July 2003 Dr Hinoul came back to K.U.Leuven R&D in his function of Business Development Manager.Dr Hinoul is a board member in the Venture Capital group "Trust Capital Partners" and the Flanders Multimedia Valley.Dr Hinoul is board member of the Leuven Research Parks.In January 2004 he started his own consulting company SILICON CONSULTING bvba, mainly consulting in the field of technology transfer mechanism and the valorization of knowledge into products and services. Dr Hinoul built up a well known international network over the years.
Martin Hinoul, Business ..., 15 June 2011 [cached]
Martin Hinoul, Business Development Manager at Leuven R&D, stated: "If knowledge is the driving force behind prosperity and well-being in this millennium then the unique European health technology cluster alliance between Heidelberg, Leuven and Cambridge can certainly leverage this."
ITSSD Journal on Intellectual Property Rights: Pro-FOSS & Industry-backed 'Open' Standards NGOs Favoring IP-Free & Royalty-Free EU Interoperability Mandates Challenge ITSSD at WIPO Geneva Side-bar, 14 Oct 2010 [cached]
Martin Hinoul of the Leuven High Technology Region, Brussels, also spoke at the event.
Lastly, as concerns your question regarding why the ITSSD and the panelists were once again emphasizing points previously made and accepted by the SCP during 2007, namely, the issue of the significance/ 'value' of patents, I can provide you with only one answer: developing countries and NGOs such as FSFE and ECIS, which advocate on behalf of non-proprietary and non-patent royalty-based technologies, and seek to prevail upon governments to indirectly mandate the use of other than patent-based royalty business models in connection with government procurement requirements, apparently still 'don't get it', even despite the wise words spoken by Dr. Martin Hinoul of K.A. Leuven, Jonathan Zuck of the Association of Competitive Technology and Attorney-at-Law Benoit Muller...
European Auto Industry, 14 July 2001 [cached]
Indirect in the supply industry we have more than 200 companies with a total sales of ( approximately ) $5 billion , employing more than 15 , 000 people , says Dr. Martin Hinoul , technology counselor at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington , D.C..
With Europe's demand for cars anticipated to continue , and with competition expected to be keen , these assemblers and suppliers will continue to seek the most advantageous European site possible.
Geographical spread of North American-owned supplier plants in Europe.
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