Uzi de Haan is an international leader in technology entrepreneurship and founded the Technion’s Bronica Entrepreneurship Center. De Haan’s particular expertise is in the early stages of entrepreneurship and commercialization of intellectual property at universities.

He holds an M.Sc. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Delft, Holland and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion.

After post-doctorate work at the University of California-Los Angeles, de Haan joined Philips Electronics and served in a number of business development and general management positions in various countries. He served as founder and CEO of Philips in Israel, where he built a 350 million dollar company and served on the board of several startup companies.

In 2003, de Haan returned to the Technion as a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, with as research and teaching area Entrepreneurship and Innovation.