Angel Financing. He is a speaker at numerous conferences organized by different institutions such as the United Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, University of Antwerp Management School, European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Vlerick Management School, Sorbonne II, the European Parliament, AECM (Association Européenne du Cautionnement Mutuel), European Business Angel Network, Wall Street Journal Entrepreneurship Summit, Wirtschafts symposium, European Business School, and the Belgian Venture Capital Academy. He was the responsible organiser of the yearly European symposium on financing in Louvain-Ia-Neuve, gathering over 3,000 participants, and is a member of the boards of different enterprises.

ERWIN ANNYS

Erwin Annys obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Gent. After 16 years in the chemical industry as well in a multinational as in a medium-sized company, he started working at Fedichem, the Federation of the Belgian Chemical Industries, where he is responsible for product and innovation policy with activities on the Flemish, Belgian, and European levels. He is a member of the European Chemical Industry Council Innovation Planning Group, SusChem, and the board of the Belgian Normalisation, and he is the author of a book on REACH, the coming European legislation on chemicals.

R. ALLEN BOWLING

Allen Bowling is TI Fellow and manager of external research for Texas Instruments’ Silicon Technology Development (SiTD) group in Dallas, Texas. Allen coordinates SiTD’s involvement in external research in the area of silicon process/materials/devices technology, including SEMATECH, International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), IMEC, and various university research programs.

Dr. Bowling currently represents Texas Instruments (TI) on the following advisory groups: (1) SEMATECH Executive Steering Council, (2) ISMI Executive Advisory Council, (3), SRC Executive Technical Advisory Board, (4) SRC Nanomanufacturing Science Area Coordinating Committee, (5) IMEC Operations Review Meeting group, and (6) University of Arizona ESH Research Center, with which he serves as chair of the Executive Advisory Council.

Dr. Bowling completed his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1979 at the University of Tennessee. He held an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship from 1979 to 1980 at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He joined TI in 1980 as a process control engineer in the TI Dallas MOS-2 wafer fab. From 1982 to 1987, he was a member of the Technical Staff in the TI Central Research Labs, Materials Science Laboratory. His research focused on particulate contamination control, wafer cleaning, and process control in semiconductor process technology. He and



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