Benjamin Denayer

Manager Corporate Development

As a member of the Corporate Development Team, it’s my job to ensure that current as well as future industry needs are aptly reflected in our services and expertise. In other words, if you feel a certain trend, emerging technology, new approach or anything else deserves more attention at Sirris, feel free to reach out. 

Additionally, you can contact me as an external expert to kickstart or advise on new programs, roadmaps and plans of action. Whether you operate in the public or private sector, at a national or European level, I’m glad to assist.


  • Innovation management
  • Business strategy
  • Value chain creation    

Work experience

I’ve been with Sirris since 2003. I started in the Additive Manufacturing Team, where I co-created several industrial roadmaps on 3D printing and helped to translate these in research projects. Today, I still apply a manufacturing point of view in my projects.


  • MBA at Vlerick Business School (2013)
  • Master in Materials Engineering (KULeuven - 2003)
  • Industrial engineer in electromechanics (De Nayer Institute - 2002)

Professional motto

“Curiosity is the engine of achievement”

Fun fact

I’m a passionate padel player and skier when I’m not looking after my 3 kids.

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