Patrick Pype was born in 1962 in Belgium. He has studied electronics engineering and MBA at the KULeuven, Belgium. He is currently responsible for “Strategic Partnerships” at NXP Semiconductors. Before he worked at Philips, CoWare (which he founded) and IMEC. He is Chairman of the PENTA Technical Expert Group and he is member of the ARTEMIS Steering Board & Presidium. He is co-chair of the overall European Strategic Research Agenda for Electronic Components and Systems. He is project manager of a 50+ MEuro project with 69 partners from 12 countries throughout Europe. He is author of the book “Zest for Opera – Unleash your Leadership”, which was published in October 2018. The book offers inspiring insights from the world of opera for leaders in business & politics, coaches, teachers and students.