Bart Vercoutere is fast (re)acting based on high capacities to assimilate, empathy and the ability to see connections and make them obvious. Acting in networks is his natural biotope and linking persons to each other is a logical reflex. He is a story-do-er, in which he combines his story-telling talent with the drive for concrete actions. He is a real visionary person: making dreams to work.
Bart Vercoutere was the hardware director at Bringme, a scale up company from Leuven, which develops a 'last inch operating system'. Between 2012 and 2017 Bart Vercoutere established a cleantech cluster (i-cleantech vlaanderen vzw); the technology of tomorrow in quadrupple helix structure. Finding the balance between corporate strive for (direct) results, having enough political flexibility and acting with scientific foundations, were the biggest achievements. He attracted more than 30 mio euros of innovation support budget for start ups and corporates, to develop, launch and market their new products.
Before this period, Bart Vercoutere could develop - in an industrial setting - a wide variety of technical knowledge and experience in the fields of energy, industry, ports, infrastructure, buildings as an engineer, project- and procesmanager at Royal Haskoning, from expert to commercial director Belgium.
Bart studied at University of Leuven. He majored as a Bio-Egineering, and followed Advanced Executive Programs at the Solvay Business School and university of Rotterdam. He was lecturer at the Unesco Insitiute for Water Education, Delft.
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