Incentim, is a research division of LRD (KU Leuven Research and Development) and stands for International Centre for Research on Enterpreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management. It was founded in 1989 by Prof. K. Debackere, Prof. R. Veugelers and Prof. L. Sleuwaegen. Since 2001, Prof. B. Van Looy is responsible for the daily operations of INCENTIM. In close cooperation with industrial partners and public agencies, Incentim conducts basic and applied research in the following areas: Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Science & Technology Policy Studies. Researchers at the centre have backgrounds in Economics, Management, Social Sciences and/or Engineering, enabling for a variety of methodological and conceptual perspectives.