Bruno Van Pottelsberghe is holder of the Solvay S.A. Chair of Innovation since 1999. He is Full Professor at ULB and teaches courses and performs research on sustainable development, innovation and intellectual property. He is Dean of the SBS-EM since Sept. 2021, a position he already held from April 2011 to Sept. 2017. He is member of four International Advisory Boards (in Paris, St Petersburg, Nantes, Barcelona), and has taken part to 10 Peer Review Visits on behalf of EFMD, for EQUIS Accreditation. He initiated and co-founded the QTEM Global Master network.


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  • Dean of the SBS-EM, April 2011 to Sept. 2017, and from Sept. 2021 onwards.
  • Advisor to ULB Rector for Technology Transfer, since 2004.
  • Chairman of the ULB Valuation Committee, since 2004.
  • Board member of ULB Dev (ULB investment fund for start-ups)
  • Academic Director of the Solvay Executive MBA
  • Initiator and co-founder of the QTEM network, including 23 academic members, 14 corporate partners, and 400 students enrolled per year.
  • National Bank of Belgium (BNB): Advisor to their analytical team on Belgian innovation performance and IP policies, several policy brief (2020-2022).
  • Member of the EY Start-up of the year jury (yearly selection of fast growing start-ups), from 2015 to 2022.
  • Technopolis: Advisor for social entrepreneurship project (case studies for policy makers, 2021-2022)
  • Board member of the Fonds David et Alice Van Buuren and Fonds André Jaumotte (research funding in engineering, science and life sciences).
  • International Advisory Board member of business schools (Barcelona School of Management at Pompeu Fabra, Audencia Nantes, Higher School of Economics St Petersburg, Paris Business School)
  • LN24: Columnist (bi-monthly chronicles on technology & society)
  • EFMD: Peer Reviewer for the EQUIS Re-Accreditation of 10 business schools
  • Bruegel (Brussels-based global think-tank): Non Resident Fellow (formerly Resident)
  • European Patent Office: former Chief Economist (2005-2007)
  • Executive MBA: Sustainable Development Lab
  • Executive MBA: Critical Thinking
  • Master of Business Engineering: Technology Valuation seminar
  • Master of Economic analysis & PhD: Advanced Economics of Innovation
  • Bachelor of Business Engineering: Introduction to Sustainable Development and Organizations
  • Bachelor of Business Engineering: The Theory of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • According to google scholar more than 12.800 citations and an H-index of 55
  • 60 scientific articles published in international peer reviewed journals
  • Supervisor of 16 PhD students (11 defended and 5 ongoing)