Organised by EARTO & EIRMA - Hosted by Luxembourg Institute of Science andd Technology (LIST)
Léopold Demiddeleer has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Brussels University. He is Founder of TechBridgeOne S.P.R.L, a consulting start-up dedicated to help Innovation flourish in Europe with a global impact on industrial application. He also is Chairman of the Board of McPhy, Former New Business Development Director of SOLVAY S.A and Honorary President of EIRMA.
Having started his career in 1976 by teaching mathematics and physics, he joined the SOLVAY company in 1981 and spent 33 years with the company. Starting in catalyst research, he successively led different R&D entities of the group - polyethylene, high performance materials, global polyolefin’s research- before being appointed New Business Development Director in 2000.
From 2000 to 2012, during this last assignment Léopold Demiddeleer created and managed the corporate ventures or activities of Solvay SA.
Now retired from Solvay he is currently helping venture funds for investments, small companies for their business development and the Georgia Institute for Technology (Atlanta – USA) for its connection in Europe.