Prof. Dr. Erik P.M. Vermeulen
Tilburg University and Philips International B.V.
Erik Vermeulen is Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He is also Senior Counsel Corporate/Vice President at Philips International B.V. in the Netherlands. He has worked on projects related to corporate venturing and corporate venture capital. Philips’ anchor investment in a transatlantic venture capital fund through which it complements its long-term open innovation strategy in the healthcare sector is an illustrative example.
Professor Vermeulen is also involved in the International Venture Club, a collaborative platform that aims to encourage ‘open innovation’ activities throughout the European Union by facilitating the building of partnership-type relationships among venture capital and other risk-capital investors, governments, corporations, universities and entrepreneurs.