Leen Gorissen, Ph.D. in Biology, is specialized in ecology, transition science, regenerative development and bio-inspired innovation. She is the author of the recent book ‘Building the Future of Innovation on millions of years of Natural Intelligence’ and the founder of Centre4NI, a catalyst that helps organizations and businesses to innovate like nature. She is a frequently asked evaluator of innovation projects by the European Commission, a thought leader on NI, a practitioner of regenerative design and a strategist and business innovation process facilitator. She has worked for a broad range of clients and organized nature-inspired innovation sessions in cities across the world. From 2009-2017, Leen worked as a Transition Researcher at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO Belgium).