Benoît Gailly

Professor Gailly has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), a European Master’s Degree in Society, Science and Technology from Roskilde University, and an MBA from INSEAD.

He holds and has held several positions at UCL. He is a professor of innovation management and strategy at master’s degree and executive level at the Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (CRECIS) of the Louvain School of Management (LSM), where he held the Puilaetco Chair in Management and Financing of Technology Innovation from 2001 to 2006. He is also Program Director of the Executive Master’s degree in Innovation Management (  He is a former LSM Vice-Dean for Corporate Relations and former Chair of the committee regarding the transfer and valorization of research results for the Academic Council of the UCL.

His research focuses on innovation-based strategies and innovation support systems. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as of the book Developing Innovative Organizations (Palgrave, 2011).

He is a former manager at McKinsey, an entrepreneur, a board member and advisor for several innovation networks and companies (both large firms and start-ups) and an expert for the European Commission. Since 2014 he has also been a member of the Essenscia Innovation Circle, a member of BiRD (Belgium Industrial R&D) and the Secretary General of the GRD Network.

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