Romano Hoofman is Strategic Development Director at imec since 2016. He is currently responsible for the emerging business, innovation and marketing programs of imec.IC-link and for the coordination of the EUROPRACTICE Service. He started his career in industry, where he worked as a Principal Scientist at Philips Research and later on NXP Semiconductors. He covered many different R&D topics, ranging from CMOS integration, advanced packaging, thin film batteries, photovoltaics and (bio)sensors. Romano received his PhD from the Technical University of Delft in 2000, where he investigated charge transport in semi-conducting polymers. He has authored more than 30 publications and holds more than 10 patents in various application areas.