As a Senior Manager with 25 years of experience in various management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, I have developed expertise in innovation management, strategic cooperation with universities and research institutes, public funding for research projects, technology transfer, technology scouting, science communication, scientific awards, strategic research, open & collaborative innovation, and business development (licensing-in, licensing-out, M&A).
I have a proven track record of successfully building and leading expert-driven teams and organizations.
My comprehensive methodical and practical experiences have enabled me to implement modern management concepts and support top-management (board level) in the challenges of complex projects, including people, context, agility, opportunities & challenges, issues, start & stop, and sustainability.
As a former and long-term president of the “Association of Chemistry and Economy” (“Vereinigung für Chemie und Wirtschaft”) and coordinator of the working group “Chemistry and Society” (“AG Chemie und Gesellschaft”), I have a passion for promoting collaborative research between various sectors and the dialogue between industry and society.
Countless memberships in numerous scientific and research-policy based associations have helped me build a remarkable network with experts and managers from different industries working on innovation. As an acknowledged expert for the needs, challenges, and technological roadmaps of various industries, I have been asked by the European Commission to support the assessment of public funded research work and innovation management.
In 2011, I was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the Technical University of Darmstadt, where I lecture on innovation management. I also act as a lecturer for special courses for managers on this topic.
(opens in new tab) Career path Klaus Griesar
(opens in new tab) Publications in Scientific Journals 1992-2001
(opens in new tab) Publications as from 2002
(opens in new tab) Lecturers as from 2002
(opens in new tab) Organization of Conferences
(opens in new tab) Books, Interviews, Seminars, Book Reviews, Awards
(opens in new tab) Networks: Scientific & Research-policy based Associations