About Innovator Community - the Founders
InnovatorCommunity.com is a global innovation management initiative by Athena Consult, Belgium, founded by Jan De Clippeleer and Nino van de Wal.
Jan De Clippeleer is a senior corporate manager and a serial entrepreneur with a background in Research & Development, Services and Operations in high-tech industries - always with a strong focus on Knowledge and Innovation Management.
Jan has been lecturing on Knowledge and Innovation Management at various business schools and universities across Europe, including the Residential Schools of the Open University MBA Program at Milton Keynes, Vlerick Business School, etc...
Nino van de Wal is a PhD researcher at the Antwerp Centre of Evolutionary Demography (ACED), Faculty of Applied Economics.
Nino's research aims to explain the role of strategy and leadership in corporate innovation and entrepreneurial success. His ongoing research covers topics such as the organization of internal R&D, the optimization of corporate development portfolio, and the complementarity between innovation activities that can be achieved through strategy, leadership and corporate governance. Nino strives to contribute to the fields of Strategic Management and Organizational Theory, and to become an expert in Corporate Development, Innovation Management and Organizational Change.