Dr. Khalil is currently Principal Investigator at Zuyd University of Applied Science in Maastricht. He is Professor and director of the employability and industry engagement programme at Mundiapolis University. He is also the initiator and developer of the accelerator for academic entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education at the Academy of Traditional Art in Casablanca. With his thirty years’ experience in new product and process development and in brining innovations to market within several multinational corporations, he contributes, as new ventures expert, to the development of technology start-ups. On academic level, his practice oriented research is focused primarily on the field of new business creation, survival and growth of start-ups and business strategy and expansion of Small and Medium Enterprises into emerging markets. Together with start-ups, SMEs and Higher Education Institutions he works on developing new approaches to design and develop resilient internationalization business models. Dr Khalil holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delft in the Netherlands, a Doctorate on Numerical Analysis from The University Paul Sabatier Toulouse France. He holds several patents. He is certified in Strategic R&D Management from INSEAD France. He is the author of the book: Faith, Growth and Success.