Dr Martin Hinoul, Business Manager, University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), author: How to make regional growth poles work Martin HinoulDr. 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
book "Silicon Valley".In 2005 he
book on : Kenniseconomie Europa ( The European Knowledge Economy).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 still a board member in many companies such as in the Venture Capital group "Trust Capital Partners" and the Flanders Multimedia Valley.Dr Hinoul is board member of the Leuven Research Parks.He is board member of the MLP or mutual learning platform (IRE network) where he just published a report on "How to make regional growth poles work".Dr Hinoul
is also consulting for several big companies and also for the high tech region in Tampere Finland.He is also teaching at the Vaal University of Technology in South Africa.