Victor A. Gilsing (1969) is a full professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Moreover, he is also a professor at the Faculty of Applied Economics at Antwerp University. His expertise lies in the field of innovation, strategic entrepreneurship, top management teams and innovation as well as strategic alliances and interfirm networks. His papers have been published in Journal of Management, Strategic Organization, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation and others. For the period of 2015 - 2021, he has received a prestigious Odysseus research grant from the Flanders Science Foundation (FWO) for a research program on the role of Top Managers and Boards of Directors in in innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. He has extensive experience in teaching for both PhD and Master students as well as for (senior) executives, non-executive directors and corporate & independent venture managers, on topics such as corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation strategy and external collaboration.