Michel Decré, PhD, is founder and chief technology officer of Sapiens. He initiated and led the work on deep brain stimulation at Philips Research from 2006-2011 with a multidisciplinary team from Philips Research, Philips AppTech, and Philips MiPlaza. He successfully led the joint development project with Neuronexus Technologies Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI from 2008-2010. Decré is renowned for his work on thin film technology, which is at the heart of Sapiens’ implant and co-invented numerous filed patents and applications in this field. He is a visiting professor at Leeds University. He was a member of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-FOM) “Brain and Cognition” Scouting Commission, and of the technology watch foundation STT “Brain Visions” Study Group. Decré coordinated national and European Commission (EC)-subsidized projects (NAPS, Brainmimic) and was industrial coordinator of EC-funded Neuroprobes. The wave-printing technology he co-invented and developed with his Philips team from 2001-2005 was successfully transferred to Suess-MicroTech, Germany (SCIL technology, “Substrate Conformal Imprint Lithography”).