Dirk Noordegraaf graduated in 1978 from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) with a degree in Polymer Science. He has held positions as researcher at University of Twente, at Wavin and at Nijverdal ten Cate. He joined SABIC Innovative Plastics Europe in 1989. Within SABIC Innovative Plastics he has fulfilled various technical roles in the Application Technology department and commercial roles in the Automotive Marketing department. His current job is Senior Manager Technology in the Technology Identification & Acquisition (TI&A) within SABIC responsible for the identification of non-proven technology assets. Dirk Noordegraaf is based in SABIC’s Innovative Plastics BU Europe headquarters in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.