Steven Leuridan has a passion for all projects where engineering and finance meet, especially when medical applications are in play. Steven has a background in engineering (PhD, KU Leuven) and has passed all three exams of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. During his period as a PhD researcher Steven co-founded Equilli, a sleep products business. Steven has published extensively on his research, with over 50 international journal, book chapter or conference publications and is the holder of two patents. Prior to joining the Qbic team, Steven was an Investment Manager at a Belgian family office. Steven’s first-hand experience with the valorization journey of academic research proved a natural fit for the portfolio companies Qbic is targeting.