Thomas Tanghe is a Partner at SpaceTec Partners, where he leads the innovation practice. He is an expert in designing innovation support programs and space venture funding, and he guides clients in implementing start-up support initiatives. With more than 10 years of experience, Thomas has held key roles at the European Space Agency and Deloitte Consulting. At SpaceTec Partners, he has been involved in the strategy definition and implementation of numerous innovation programs supporting start-ups from ideation to scale-up stage. He has also advised on access-to-finance and innovative funding instruments for European Commission and European Investment Bank. In addition, he mentors startups on funding, business development, and internationalization.