Olivier Vande Vyver is a civil engineer and holds a PhD in Engineering Sciences from the Polytechnic Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
He was a PhD researcher at the Laboratory of Materials Sciences of the ULB from 2002 to 2008.
From 2008 to 2015, he held the position of scientific advisor Materials within KTO at the University of Mons (UMONS). He was in charge of managing IP and support in setting up research projects.
Since November 1, 2015, he has been director of the LIEU Network. LIEU is the direct responsibility of the Conseil des Recteurs des Universités Francophones de Belgique (Cref), a council of Rectors from French-speaking Belgium. The Network makes use of the various coordinating bodies, and calls upon the full strength of the KTO advisors: a team of over 60 Business/Research partnership professionals.
Olivier Vande Vyver is also a member of the National Associations Advisory Committee (NAAC) in ASTP-Proton.