Wolfgang Kniejsky – Geo IoT World 2017
Geo IoT World - Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation | June 6-8, 2017 – Brussels, Belgium

Wolfgang Kniejsky

Managing Director, INI-Novation

Wolfgang Kniejsky

Managing Director, INI-Novation

Biography

After finishing studying business management and economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski started his business career in 1991 as the Financial Manager of Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1999 he took the position as Business Manager of INI-GraphicsNet Foundation, since 2004 he was appointed as its Treasurer and Business Director. In this capacity he developed and implemented successfully methodologies and processes to support the technology commercialisation for universities and research institutions via licensing and spin-off activities. Mr. Kniejski spun his technology commercialisation knowledge off into his own company and created INI-Novation GmbH as an innovation management and consulting entity. In 2006, he won the innovation award of the Singaporean government for exploiting the integrated technology commercialisation concept to Singapore. He was appointed as innovation consultant by different governmental agencies on an international level to develop concept for High-Tech Incubators and Business and Science Parks, and he is also jury member in several international business plan and idea competitions. Today, Mr. Kniejski is running his own consulting business in the fields of technology transfer, innovation policies and SME development. He is represented as shareholder in the Boards of several high-tech spin-off companies and technology transfer organisations all over the world, as well as through his membership in several professional advisory bodies. Early 2014, INI-Novation’s Managing Director, Wolfgang Kniejski, was contracted by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT Digital) to represent their Business Development Accelerator in the South West German region. In this function he is leading the EIT Digital Business Community for Digital Infrastructure innovations.

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