Bas Rottier

Business Development and Innovation

More and more, innovations require a multidisciplinary approach. Are you missing expertise or know-how in one or more disciplines? Don’t let that hold you back. I can help you to convert your innovative ideas into concrete innovation plans, hereby supported by a strong group of specialists from within and outside Sirris. Moreover, I also assist in acquiring public funding for your projects, such as VLAIO R&D funding.


  • Machine construction and engineering              
  • Digitisation and automation in the manufacturing industry  
  • Innovation management and public funding

Work experience  

Before I joined Sirris in 2011, I worked for high-tech machine constructors and integrators of international fame. Within that environment, I took up different roles: engineering teamleader, project leader, technology transfer management and contract manager.


Msc in electronics and high power systems (KU Leuven, 1995-1996)

Professional motto 

“Setting up long-term partnerships with businesses and unburdening them from A to Z gives me the highest satisfaction.”

Fun fact 

When I’m not surrounded by my bees (I keep 6 hives in my garden in downtown Hasselt), I like to take out my old-timer once in a while.

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