In September 2017, NUST MISIS and Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) signed a cooperation agreement. Martin Hinoul, the Business Development Manager for the Knowledge Region of Leuven based at the HQ of K.U. Leuven Research and Development (the Technology Transfer cell), visited NUST MISIS as part of the partnership’s development.
Mr. Hinoul took part in the scientific and educational project “Christmas Lectures” where he delivered a lecture on “A Study of the Leuven Economy Region: a Specific Example”. He also met with students and visited the NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Prototyping of High Complexity as well as the University`s leading laboratories.
“I am happy to visit Russia. I see huge progress [has been made] since my first business visit here 6 years ago. I give 10 out of 10 to what I saw at the NUST MISIS laboratories!”, said Dr. Hinoul.
The creation of a joint educational English language program for digital manufacturing and the development of the program’s online courses will become the first practical step in the cooperation agreement with KU Leuven.
Dr. Hinoul holds a Ph.D.degree in Physics and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He has also done postdoctoral research at the Stanford University, at M.I.T., and at several other laboratories in Europe, the U.S. and Japan
Currently, Dr. Hinoul is the Business Development Manager for the Knowledge Region of Leuven, based at the HQ of K.U. Leuven Research and Development (the Technology Transfer cell). Dr. Hinoul helps KU Leuven students to develop their own businesses based on research they conduct. If they didn’t previously understand how to get a patent for an innovation or how to create a business model, now a new start-up is launched every few months in the KU Leuven techno-innovation park.