Dap Hartmann has a PhD in astronomy from the University of Leiden (1994). After scientific reserch positions at Harvard, the University of Bonn, and the Max Planck Institute, he made the transition to innovation management and the valorisation of new technologies. Dr. Hartmann teaches the courses ‘Turning Technology into Business’ and ‘Technology-based Entrepreneurship’ at Delft University of Technology. Aside from his academic duties, he coaches high-tech spin-off companies and works as a science and technology consultant. He also practices science and technology journalism.