Prof Dr Pieter Ballon is Director Living Labs at iMinds and Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also heads iMinds' Market Innovation & Sector Transition research team, specialising in new business models for the telecommunications and media industries.
He is leading various national and international projects on open innovation platforms, real-life ICT experiments, and business models for media and ICT services. Since 2009, Pieter Ballon is the international Secretary of the European Network of Living Labs. In 2006-2007, Pieter Ballon coordinated the joint research on business models for future mobile IP-based systems of the Wireless World Initiative (WWI) in the EU 6th Framework Programme.