Glenn Vandevoorde

Glenn graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a Masters in Micro-Electronics in 1996. He stayed at the research group MICAS under Prof. Puers and Prof. Sansen coordinating an EU project for the development of an implantable liver assist device. This project brought him to Imperial College London in 2000 where he worked alongside Prof. Chris Toumazou in the establishment of their institute of Bioengineering and coordinating interdisciplinary research between the medical and engineering faculties. Together with Prof. Toumazou, he set-up Applied Bionics in 2003 in Singapore which looked after commercialisation of a number of technologies from Imperial College in Singapore. One of the projects was the exploitation of a semiconductor technology for wireless digital audio and video broadcasting solutions, which took Glenn to Taiwan in 2005 to found Future Waves. As founder and CEO, he brought the company from concept to early revenues. In 2009, The company was acquired. Glenn took a break from the industry and went to Vietnam in 2010 to assist charities in reaching sustainability by setting up their own enterprises. He took on the position as CEO of KOTO Enterprises, an organization that provides holistic training in hospitality for street children and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. In 2013, Glenn returned to Singapore to pursue an executive MBA with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and got actively involved again with the technology start-up scene. He joined NUS in May 2014 as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering where he assisted commercialisation of technologies. In January 2015 he was appointed as Associate Professor (Practice track) at the institute for Engineering Leadership at NUS. Glenn joined Synesys Technologies Holding in July 2017 looking after Innovation and Corporate Communications. At the same time, he took on the role as CEO of arQana Technologies, one of Synesys’ operating companies.

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Glenn Vandevoorde
Adjunct Associate Professor