Karel Luyben is rector magnificus emeritus at the Delft University of Technology. He has been Rector Magnificus from 2010 till 2018, after serving as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences for almost 12 years. In 1983 he was appointed full professor in Biochemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and from 1990 to 1998 he also led the Department of Biotechnology. In 1989 he co-founded BIRD (Biotechnology Integrated Research & Development) Engineering, an SME in Biotech providing bespoke solutions and advice to the Biotechnology Industry. The company was later sold to Corbion. He was president of CESEAR from 2014 till 2018. He is chairman of the Taskforce Open Science of CESAER. Since 2016 he is a Member of the Open Science Policy Platform of the EU (OSPP). The OSPP advises the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy. Throughout his career, he has provided and continues to provide consultation services to industries and governments in the areas of Technology and Strategy & Policy.