Ir. Nathalie Debaes graduated from the Vrije universiteit Brussel as Electrical Engineer with majors in Photonics in 1996. After graduation, she worked for 3 years in Barco Industries as an optical engineer, and from 1999 until 2002 she was R&D manager at Automation N.V. She has been actively involved in the realization and management of the NEMO (Network of Excellent on Micro-Optics) project, in particular in the realization and distribution of the “NEMO Education Kit on Micro-optics”. Nathalie Debaes has also worked on the realization of the ‘Science Show’ at VUB and was responsible for the hosting of the exhibition ‘Fascination of Light’ at VUB. She is member of the workgroup ‘Education and Training’ of the Technology Platform Photonics21. She is also active involved in the GoPhoton! , an European Project about outreach in Photonics. She is cofounder of EYESTvzw and is from the first of April 2014 CEO of EYESTvzw.