Mr. Martin De Prycker is a managing partner of the Qbic Fund, an inter-university fund of 100 million euro, supporting university spin-off companies in Belgium.
Mr. De Prycker was CEO of Barco between 2002 and 2009. Under his leadership he focused on, and made the company grow in markets using displays such as the medical, digital cinema, control and airline industry, and spinning off the non-core product lines such as graphics, textile and subcontracting.
Prior to that, he was CTO and member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel-Lucent. Before becoming CTO of Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. De Prycker was responsible for establishing the company’s worldwide market leadership in the broadband access market. Under his leadership, ADSL was transformed from a research project into a multi-billion dollar business for Alcatel-Lucent.
Between 2009 and 2013 Mr. De Prycker was CEO of Caliopa, a startup of UGent/IMEC in silicon photonics, allowing the transport of hundreds of Gbps on optical fiber. Caliopa was acquired by Huawei in 2013.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several companies, including EVS, Sentiance, Molecubes, Morrow and Arkite.
Mr. De Prycker holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, a Master of Science in Electronics from the University of Ghent, as well as an MBA from the University of Antwerp.