Christoph Portier is the Manager of the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Pharmaceutical Engineering and Manufacturing (CESPE). He is responsible for setting up and managing strategic alliances, scouting collaboration and funding opportunities and development & commercialisation of the CESPE Innovation Accelerator & Incubator. He initially joined CESPE in 2021 as Project Manager, Operations, focussing on project portfolio management, supporting academic CESPE members during the project proposal phase, and facility management of the CESPE Innovation Accelerator. After obtaining his Master in Drug Development and Advanced Master in Industrial Pharmacy, he joined the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology as PhD researcher. His PhD research, in collaboration with Janssen, focused on increased process and formulation understanding during continuous twin screw wet granulation and downstream processing. During his PhD, he was (co)author of 14 peer reviewed publications. Additionally, he is experienced in hot melt granulation, hot melt extrusion and development of nasal spray suspensions. He is also active as reviewer for Pharmaceutics.