Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Simon Beckers: Research and Innovation Manager

Research and Innovation Manager

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pleinlaan 9, -1
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: 0456337771

Simon Beckers (1991) is a Research and Innovation Manager at the Robotics & Multibody Mechanics Research Group (R&MM) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He received his Master in Electromechanical Engineering from the VUB in 2014 and received a Master in International Business from Hult International Business School San Francisco US in 2015.

He then worked in Dubai UAE for 2 years as a Country Project Sales Manager for the German Swiss access solution company Dormakaba. In parallel, he started a project in customer service robotics with the idea of launching a business.

He returned to Belgium in 2017 looking for a start-up opportunity and worked in the meantime as a reliability and system engineer at a robotics startup in healthy beverages called Alberts (around 6 months). He was later the first employee to join a space start-up focussed on developing an autonomous system to process Moon dust into solar panels.

After that, he joined R&MM as a Research and Innovation Manager, taking care of the industry contact, identifying and securing funding, guiding and managing the launch of Spin-offs, etc.

His interest lies in entrepreneurship in (deep) technology innovation.



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