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Isabel Van De Keere, PhD

R&D, Product & Innovation Strategy Consultant


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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsStrategist - Industrial Designer - Head of Product Management


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About me

As a tech entrepreneur, product innovator, strategist and problem-solver, I am interested in the R&D, Product & Strategy Lead roles. I have also founded the Digital Health Virtual Reality startup Immersive Rehab ( myself and have created interactive physical & neuro-rehabilitation programs in VR to improve the outcome for patients. I love building products that make a difference and define the strategy going forward. With my strong entrepreneurial, engineering/academic & product development background, I have lots of experience in digital and physical product development & management, strategic foresight and planning, social impact projects, product innovation, international development, cutting-edge research & prototyping, experimentation and user research (UX/UI), business development, in dealing with senior stakeholders, healthcare professionals, patients, & in setting up corporate & academic partnerships. I am keen to continue to drive innovation and make an impact on a daily basis, going from human-centered design thinking to product prototyping.

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  • Engineering
  • Immersive Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Health Care
  • Digital
  • Product Development
  • Business Development
  • Product Management
  • Strategy
  • Research and Development

Work history


R&D, Product & Strategy Consultant


May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I offer expert advice on R&D, product development, strategy and grant funding & bid writing (EU/H2020, UK, US), and in particular in the fields of Digital Health, MedTech & Immersive Technologies (VR/AR). I have extensive expertise in : Digital and Physical Product Design & Development, Healthcare Technology R&D, Academic & User Research, Prototyping, Product & Project Management, Strategy & Foresight, Medical Device Design & Regulations (CE/MHRA/FDA), Stakeholder Engagement & Customer Relations, Setting up Strategic Partnerships with public & private healthcare organisations and technology companies, Patent & IP Case Law, Grant/Bid Writing & Fundraising (Grants and private investment), Business Development, International Development & NGOs, Science Policy & Capacity Building, Collaborative Funding schemes (European Commission & H2020).



Immersive Rehab

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I have founded Digital Health startup Immersive Rehab ( in 2016 and have created physical rehabilitation programmes in Virtual Reality (Unity3D & Blender) that improve patient recovery. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation, and make it fun and engaging! As the CEO of the company I have been in charge of Product Design & Business Development, Customer Relations & User Research, Product Management, setting up Strategic Partnerships with public & private healthcare organisations and technology companies, Fundraising and Digital Marketing.



Doctor in Engineering Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Oct 2004 - Mar 2009
  • Brussels, Belgium


MSc in ElectroMechanical Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Oct 2001 - Jul 2004
  • Brussels, Belgium


BSc in Engineering Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Oct 1999 - Jul 2001
  • Brussels, Belgium