Our team

The engine that keeps Technopolis running
Behind our ambitious mission and vision is a satisfied, motivated and happy team that radiates (work) fun.
Stephane Berghmans

We are a very diverse team!

We are creative minds who develop all kinds of things, from interactive exhibits to workshops, shows and demos.

We are pure-bred nerds: we’re caught in the thrall of science and technology, both day and night.

We are engaged in what happens around us: we strive for a better future where science and technology play an important role.

A long way

In the 80s and 90s, when the Flemish do-centre for science and technology was still a far-off dream, we were already wetting the appetite of the Flemish people for science and technology. We did so as Flanders Technology International or F.T.I in short.

F.T.I is still the engine behind Technopolis.

Stephane Berghmans

The driving force behind our team is Stephane Berghmans, our General Manager.

Together we face some big challenges: on the one hand present future technologies and, on the other hand build an online community of passionate people who help to shape our offer.”

With the Boards of Directors of resp. F.T.I and Technopolis, the General Assembly of F.T.I and the Scientific Committee that advises F.T.I and Technopolis, we’re all building the future of Technopolis.

Board of Directors Technopolis NV

  • Frank Beckx, President
  • Greet Geypen
  • Herwig Hermans
  • Griet Smaers
  • Lieven Van Wichelen
  • Joke Dehond
  • Paul De Hondt
  • Wendy Hendrickx
  • Flemish Region, permanently represented by Liliane Moeremans
  • Rien Hoeyberghs, government Commissioner
  • Stephane Berghmans, general director

Board of Directors F.T.I vzw

  • Frank Beckx, President
  • Greet Geypen
  • Herwig Hermans
  • Griet Smaers
  • Lieven Van Wichelen
  • Joke Dehond
  • Paul De Hondt
  • Wendy Hendrickx
  • Flemish Region, permanently represented by Liliane Moeremans
  • Rien Hoeyberghs, government Commissioner
  • Stephane Berghmans, CEO

General Assembly F.T.I vzw

  • Luc Van den Brande, chairman
  • Theo Peeters, treasurer
  • Stephane Berghmans
  • Cathy Berx
  • Dirk Boogmans
  • Wouter De Geest
  • Paul De Hondt
  • Bart De Moor
  • Christ’l Joris
  • Paul Lagasse
  • Erik Jacquemyn
  • Sabine Poleyn
  • Joke Dehond
  • Jef Roos
  • Eric Stroobants
  • Urbain Vandeurzen
  • Bram Vanderborght
  • Koen Lenssens
  • Frank Beckx
  • Lieven Van Wichelen
  • Greet Geypen
  • Martine Taeymans
  • Didier De Blauwe
  • Herwig Hermans

Scientific Committee

  • Paul Lagasse
    Chairman of the Scientific Committee, board member of F.T.I. vzw, board member of Technopolis NV, professor emeritus (Universiteit Gent)
  • Bart De Moor
    Member General Assembly F.T.I vzw, professor (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Bram Vanderborght
    Board member of F.T.I. vzw, professor Department Robotis & Multibody Mechanics Research Group (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Koen Lenssens
    Board member of F.T.I. vzw, board member of Technopolis NV en CEOOPIKANOBA
  • Jan Smessaert
    Director Costumer Service Office 365 Microsoft EMEA
  • Lies Dalemans
    Unit manager of the teacher training courses in Mechelen and Deputy of the regional director Mechelen-Antwerp at Thomas More Hogeschool