Bruno Woeran (Austria – right in photo) was elected to be TII’s new President at last week’s Board meeting in Palma de Mallorca. He will take over from Joachim Hafkesbrink (Germany) at next year’s AGM in Singapore.
Bruno is currently Senior Advisor for EU Research Programmes Management and Open Innovation Networks at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. He was formerly Research Grant Officer and Senior Expert Controlling at IST in Austria and before that Senior Consultant ICT at EUTEMA Technology Management Ltd in Vienna. For more than 10 years he was Managing Director of DANUBE, the regional transfer organization in the Vienna Region for companies, universities, and research institutions on European Programmes for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Vocational Training (LLProgramme), Research and Technological Development (FP3-7).
Bruno holds a Masters degree in BSAD from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1993) and from the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna (1991). He is co-editor and author of articles on knowledge transfer and expert systems and works intensively on training and certification, for organisations’ innovation and knowledge management issues and regional innovation management tools, especially SMEs.
He is international trainer for EU Research, Higher Education and Innovation management projects and supports the EQF – European Qualification Framework through http://www.ecqa.org. In addition to TII, Bruno serves on the boards of other international organizations fostering innovation management (ISPIM) and vocational training networks to support academic human capital exchange (LEO-NET).