Pieter Ballon, M.A., Ph.D, runs iMinds Living Lab research and is director of iMinds – iLab.o. He is also head of the Media, Market and Innovation research group at iMinds – SMIT – VUB.
He specializes in living lab research, business modelling, open innovation and the mobile telecommunications industry. He has been involved in numerous local and international R&D projects in this field, and has published widely on these topics. Currently, he is the international Secretary of ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs and also iMinds’ expert on Smart Cities.
Pieter holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and a MA in Modern History.