Sylvie Ponchaut is co-founder and managing director of IPinnova. From 2000 to 2008, she was working for Sopartec SA, the technology transfer company affiliated to the catholic University of Louvain and for Vives SA, a private fund investing in high tech start-up.

She was responsible for the management, development and commercialisation of the patent portofolio of the catholic University of Louvain, in the field of life sciences. Sylvie is a pharmacist. She holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Louvain (Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology). She was member of the Board of Directors of several start-up companies.