Benoit Olbrechts

Manager Technology Scouting & IP Services
Intellectual property

Are you looking for ways to properly protect your next product, to blend your intellectual property strategy with your business model, or to know where the competition will come from? Feel free to reach out. Good to know: I also share up-to-date information about IP in webinars, webcasts and articles. This includes technology trends and market signals. In short, from within the Corporate Development Team, I help to boost your innovation processes and the setup of R&D projects by tackling everything related to Patent Knowledge. 


  • Intellectual Property (IP strategy, IP scans, patent searches, patentability, freedom to operate)
  • Innovation management, roadmapping, technology watch
  • Business strategy

Work experience 

I’ve worked in two complementary fields for 20 years: deep technology research (micro and nanotechnologies) in university laboratories and product development in MedTech startups. 
Since 2020, I enthusiastically help Belgian tech companies in their development, in particular through the power of IP tools.


  • Various trainings in Intellectual Property
  • PhD Engineering Sciences (UCLouvain, 2011)
  • MSc Electronics Engineering (UCLouvain, 2004)

Professional motto

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” - Theodore Levitt

Fun fact

Nothing better to reconnect than sailing on the North Sea or hiking in the mountains.

A question, contact Benoit Olbrechts