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 (MSc, KU Leuven) and has passed all three exams of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. During his period as a PhD researcher (Biomechanical Engineering, KU Leuven), 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 a patent. 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.