Prof Dr Pieter Ballon is Professor in Communication Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is also Director Living Labs at iMinds, the Flemish research institute for ICT innovation, and head of the Business Research Unit at iMinds – SMIT.
Pieter Ballon holds a PhD in Communication Sciences, and an MA in Modern Socio-Economic History. Previous to his current profession, he was senior consultant and team leader at TNO in the Netherlands.
His current team of Living Lab and Business Model experts conducts various national and international programmes on Living Labs, Smart Cities, and Business Models for new media services and platforms.
Pieter Ballon is the international Secretary of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and the national contact point for Belgium of the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) network.