Founder of management & consultancy firm Bens & Partners
Between 2003 and 2010 Wim was founder and Managing Director of the Eindhoven University of Technology / TU/e Innovation Lab (the TTO of TU/e). In this role he had overall responsibility for all knowledge transfer activities of the University, including collaborations and contracts with industry, including large multinationals, small and medium sized enterprises, and all subsidy programmes of the University.
On a part time basis, Wim is currently CEO of UM Holding. The Maastricht University Holding deals with strategic investments, joint ventures and participations of UM, including the four Brightlands campuses.
Wim’s specialisations are in the field of Open Innovation, (New) Business Development, Commercial Strategy & Account Management, Knowledge Valorisation and Setting up New Businesses.