Kenneth Junge Hermansen
MSc. Business and Administration
Tel. +45 31 20 55 38
Kenneth leads the way with his high spirit, also when deadlines are to be met. He runs the office in Aarhus with focus on business development and innovation.
His sharp brain and many years of experience within innovation management and EU funding have made a big difference to many companies and universities getting grants. Moreover, Kenneth has extended proposal writing skills and a profound knowledge of project administration matters in both EU and national context.
The few hours Kenneth does not work, he is a busy daddy of two small children.View LinkedIn Profile
MSc. Management of Technology
Tel. +45 31 52 32 36
Henrik has got a real nose for discovering the great idea which is one of the focal points for Nordic Innovators. During Henrik’s entire career, he has focused on helping startups getting EU funding.
Despite being partner, Henrik’s personality does not dominate. On the contrary, he reminds of Gyro Gearloose, who is always thinking of new ideas. Also, Henrik is known to be a bit absent-minded - maybe because his brilliant mind is always working over.
In his spare free time, Henrik does karate which gives him new energy.View LinkedIn Profile
Head of EU Delivery Programmes
MSc. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Tel. +33 (0)6 35 26 22 48
From his tiny office in the country side of Lyon, Sébastien is Nordic Innovators' middle man ensuring the glue between our Viking and Latin offices based in Denmark and Spain.
Sébastien is the master of EU Delivery programmes and provides operational support and quality control to our staff across Europe. If you need to know about the article 6.2 A of the GA, how to appoint your LEAR, or to find the latest EC template, please ask Sébastien.
With more than 14 years’ experience within EU Framework programmes, Sébastien has successfully coordinated, negotiated and managed more than 60 EU proposals across different sectors and technology areas.view linkedin profile
Country Manager, Denmark
MSc. Management Research
Tel. +45 22 74 59 70
Kristoffer’s calm mindset makes him the perfect manager of our Danish office.
His task is not only to supervise and give our clients advice on innovation management, but also to tie the clients’ business ideas and needs to the right colleague who then will write their funding application.
Off work, Kristoffer's background as business development engineer shines through as he always has several ongoing projects at the same time - Kristoffer says, he just needs more time to finish them, however, we wonder...view LinkedIn Profile
Country Manager, Norway
MSc. International Relations
Tel.: +47 92 60 44 11
Kjell runs our new office in rainy Bergen, Norway. He is a chatty guy who knows all about the Norwegian funding programmes.
Kjell is a customer orientated individual with 20 years of practical insight and experience from both large companies, like Equinor (Statoil), SMB companies and start-ups. He is a procurement specialist with vast experience from, e.g., product & service development, innovation, project management, strategy development and senior management.
Kjell travelled the world for many years and spent much time especially in Asia, Australia and Denmark. Off work, his first priority is family, but Kjell is also very passionate about football, diving and salmon fishing.view linkedin profile
Gabriel Morales Cid
Country Manager, Spain
PhD Analytical Chemistry, MSc. R&D Project Management & MSc. Advanced Fine Chemistry
Tel. +34 659 381 027
Gabriel is head of our Spanish office in sunny Malaga. He has many years of experience within innovation management and soft funding programmes. Moreover, he has a recognised scientific background with a strong industrial view.
Before Nordic Innovators, he was the founder and manager of an European Project Office and head of an industrial research group working with innovative SMEs and large industrial companies in the automotive, aerospace and food and packaging sectors.
Off work, Gabriel loves spending time with his growing family and not least his bass guitar.view linkedin profile
Head of EU Programmes
PhD Science and Technology
Tel. +45 53 83 20 18
Lise has a strong intellectual and technical background in molecular biology and biotechnology as well as scientific programming.
We are so happy that Lise recently rejoined Nordic Innovators after a few years as fundraiser at Aarhus University.
She has profound insight qualifications to offer, so our clients can be sure of getting the best guidance.
Off work, Lise has a partiality to creative chores and needlework.View LinkedIn Profile
Senior Financial Consultant
MSc. Finance & Strategic Management
Tel. +45 21 77 95 20
Jesper is the guy you want to talk to if you have a great idea or need advice on how to run your business. He is a profound networker and opens doors at every stakeholder level. Just remember to have plenty of time as Jesper talks… a lot!
He gets the strategy and possible funds tied together so clients achieve the best conditions to develop their business ideas. His many creative inputs make you think whether or not you have a viable business in sight. His sparkling mood always contributes to funny discussions.
When business plans are not on his mind, his lively son takes over.View LinkedIN profile
PhD Materials Science
Tel. +45 27 29 26 01
For the last decade, Charles has had a sharp pen on preparing successful funding applications for EU and Danish funding programmes.
Moreover, he has been extensively involved in proposal preparation for research funding with a focus on the various European Commission Framework Programmes.
Charles is Nordic Innovators' early bird and makes the coffee ready for us to drop in.
Behind Charles’ quiet appearance, he hides the most fantastic British sense of humour and conjures up the funniest comments.View LinkedIn Profile
Senior Project Consultant
MSc. International Marketing and Management
Tel. +34 649 446 778
Lana has a remarkably strong background in business leadership with focus on constructing solid business and marketing plans, activities and strategies. Her career includes market experiences from large multinational companies such as Philips, L'Oréal and Beiersdorf.
Lana is an exceptional communicator and brings a wealth of knowledge in market and product development, consumer understanding, product innovation, etc. Her experience and knowledge of the Horizon 2020 programmes are an excellent fit for creating thorough proposals built on realistic and solid business approaches. Lane is also part of the team coaching and preparing our clients for pitch.View linkedIN Profile
Senior Project Consultant
PhD Cellular Neuroscience and Disease
Tel. +34 934 748 031
Chris studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford before completing his PhD. Moreover, he studied post graduate qualifications in accountancy, market research and technology management.
Before joining Nordic Innovators, Chris held a research position in biomedicine at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona. He was also a R&D Project Manager and grant writer in the medical biotechnology sector.
We enjoy Chris' experience of FP7, Eurostars and H2020 projects with specialist knowledge of the biological, biochemical, preclinical, and medical sectors. He has overseen high scoring and successful grant proposals in a range of technological sectors including medical devices, electronics, materials, ICT and Internet of Things, industrial chemistry and engineering.View LinkedIN profile
Senior Project Consultant
MSc. Electronic Engineering
Tel. +34 678 478 844
Grego has +15 years of experience in the conception, definition, writing and execution of EU-funded projects combining electronic devices and/or ICTs. He also worked in the Catalonian Research & Innovation Centre and for the Italian scientific-medical institute of the spine, leading the tasks of business development, proposal preparation, knowledge and technology transfer.
Grego also works as Business Innovation consultant for the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME - European Commission) in projects within the Health industry. Certification in team and executive coaching by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Grego loves asking questions - they probably add up during his daily meditation or after playing his Spanish Guitar.view linkedin profile
Joost Haugmark Jensen
MSc. Agricultural Economics
Tel. +45 26 32 32 36
Joost is an experienced project consultant and his success rate of grants won for innovative SMEs bears witness to his insight in administrating and applying for Danish innovation grants.
He has an international profile and has lived in both Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands.
He has secured a sound background knowledge of the EU institutions and policies related to climate change, research and innovation. Joost is therefore eminent to acquainted himself with the clients’ place and situation.
When he and the colleagues need a break, they often play table football - rumour has it that he is the best player in Nordic Innovators.View LinkedIn Profile
MSc. International Business Economics
Tel. +45 53 89 32 36
Konstantina is a skilled project consultant specialized in proposal preparation and project management. She is passionate about innovative solutions which can be financed by Nordic and EU funding schemes.
Konstantina has prepared a number of winning project proposals and business cases in IT (IoT, machine-learning), clean tech, smart transport and infrastructure.
When she is not working on projects for Nordic Innovators, Konstantina loves to play volleyball or lose a few hours in a video game.View Linkedin Profile
+45 31 76 61 80
Vera only needs a short brief and then she runs with the ball. This is shown in fact that only after a few months into to her job at Nordic Innovators, she accomplished to write several successful funding projects.
Vera is not a typical Portuguese. She speaks five languages fluently, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian and English – pretty impressive. We wonder if Danish will be her sixth language.
Though Vera has never experienced a really cold winter in her childhood, she is now enjoying living in Denmark and has become a winter swimmer.View LinkedIn Profile
LL. B, Economics
Tel. +45 53 87 32 36
Michael’s South American bubbling personality makes a difference in the office and lightens up everyone’s morning mood. Regardless of causal charm, Michael is a detail-oriented person with a legal background and very studious and meets his clients at eye level, so the best application is developed.
Michael has hands-on-experience in the Energy industry, having worked for 2 years in a gas transmission pipeline in New Zealand. He is knowledgeable in the SME Instrument Phase 1 and Phase 2, having written successful proposals in the areas of ICT, Agritech, Healthtech and Energy.”
Michael is not afraid of taking the initiative as his goal in life is to keep the world spinning and not just watch it from the sideline.View linkedin profile
MSc. Operations & Innovation Management
Tel. +45 53 57 12 39
Alexander started in an internship. However, we were so enthusiastic about his personality and work that we did not want to let him go!
Alexander has strong analytical skills and not least eminent IT skills. No wonder he has a passion for thinking IT into new business opportunities and improving processes by identifying and optimizing various systems.
Alexander supports research tasks on selected projects and does back office analysis task as well. Moreover, he is taking lead on delivery of InnoBooster proposals.View Linkedin profile
Jan Eirik Kjeldsen
MSc. Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MSc. Wood Science and Technology Engineering
Tel. +45 71 16 74 56
Jan Eirik has indeed an international profile speaking 5 languages and has lived in various countries from Morocco to Finland.
He has a passion for green energy, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. A technical background as a wood industry engineer is complemented with a business education specialized on young, innovative enterprises.
Jan Eirik has also worked with renewable energy project management. He is eager to put his experience into supporting innovation.
Off work, Jan Eirik likes to hike or sail on historical wooden ships.view linkedin profile
MSc. Urban Planning and Management
Marina is originally from Romania, but moved to Denmark in 2014. She graduated from Aalborg University in 2016 where she did research on livability, smart mobility planning, and citizen participation in Denmark, Romania, The UK and Poland.
Marina has a background in funding application and project management within mainly international and sustainable development, active citizenship and youth engagement.
When Marina is not occupied with project consulting, she assists with graphic design, presentations, etc.
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Bernat González Llinares
PhD Experimental Neurosciences
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Bernat has lots of experience from preparing feasibility studies (including business plans) to writing winning proposals for the European Innovation Council Pilot, FTI and SME Instruments.
He provides added-value services that involve a thorough search of the market, regulations and competitor landscape, as well as discussing prototype improvements and new features. Bernat has specialist knowledge of the linguistic, ICT, biological and medical sectors.
Formerly, he had designed a new method to collect multilingual speech data for the Special Task Force 326 of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and a new method to obtain paired recordings during his PhD.
Bernat's nomadic lifestyle has taken him around the globe, from Asia to Europe as well as the Caribbean and North Africa. Moreover, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee - flipping the disc helps him turn ideas upside down.View linkedin profile
Bruce George Sutherland
MSc. Biotechnology, Doctorate in Plant Molecular Biology
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Bruce has been with Nordic Innovators in Málaga almost since its beginning and has seen the team grow, change and learn.
Bruce's background is in classical and molecular genetics of cultivated plants, plant breeding and forestry. He spent many years working as a plant breeder and geneticist in the UK.
Bruce handles all manner of European and Danish projects, from mechanical engineering, IT, biomedicine, food science, water quality and fish farming, to mention just a few.
He came to Spain over ten years ago and went in a totally new direction and fulfilled a secret ambition. He restored an abandoned farm in the middle of the mountains and lived with mosquito bites, ants, snakes in the undergrowth, goats, wild boars, planting trees, cutting down trees, swimming in the lake, no electricity at home, no running water at home, sunburnt in summer and frozen in winter.View linkedin profile
University Expert in Air Traffic Management, Air Traffic Controller license by Global ATS Ltd.
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Miguel has an academic background in photovoltaic solar energy systems and in Thermal & Photovoltaic systems design.
Before joining Nordic Innovators, Miguel was responsible for the technical department at Odin Importaciones. Moreover, he has had his own IT company.
In his free time, Miguel enjoys doing almost any activity related to the sea, from sailing to diving or fishing.
Alejandro Varas Gálvez
MSc. Innovation Management
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Alejandro works around the clock as he also manages the family company's online presence, and he loves to work on his own DIY projects related to electronics and rocketry.
Alejandro has been involved in R&I since 2008 trying to find disruptive solutions for social demands and thinking about how to improve the world. He has also been an adviser to start-ups and participated in incubators and support programs for Technology Based Enterprises with who he loved to spend time brainstorming about new applications to their products. Alejandro is always willing to help with any technology challenge.
Alejandro is a proud father of two girls - and when they are not occupying him, he enjoys DIY-projects related to electronics and rocketry, basketball or read Sci-Fi books or biographies of about brilliant people, Richard Feynman rocks!View LinkedIn Profile
Filippo Maria Contenti
MSc. Social Needs and Urban Areas Design, MSc. Marketing Research
Tel. +34 663 795 286
Filippo is hardworking, straightforward and sometimes impulsive, but always willing to give his best and run until the last mile for a project success. With him at your side, you will always find valuable support and insights on how to make your business shine!
Filippo is especially attracted to original ideas aiming at increasing people’s quality of life and reducing our environmental footprint.
Filippo enjoys after-work wrestling fighting with his two kids, “struggling” with literature master-pieces before sleeping, as well as running with his stray dog Lucky along Malaga seafront. Filippo is a gourmet food and wine nerd and whenever possible he loves to escape with her wife to explore new cities and landscapes.View linkedin profile
Claudia García Guzmán
PhD in Medicinal Chemistry
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Claudia has two passions in life - Science and travel. Therefore, she has been studying and developing her career in different countries in Europe (Norway, Germany, Finland, France and UK). Claudia even did a collaboration in the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) in the south of India.
Claudia has experience in writing Horizon 2020 proposals, mainly related to medical devices, intelligent of things and food sector with a big interest on improving people's quality of life and developing a sustainable life. After living abroad for 7 years, Claudia joined Nordic Innovators in Malaga and enjoys living under warmer skies again.View linkedin profile
MSc. Environmental Sciences, MSc. Water Management
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Francisco is the last arrival at Nordic Innovators – a title you do not hold on to very long at the moment.
Francisco is bringing in more than 10 years of experience in EU-funded R&I projects. He is quite comfortable with SME Instrument and H2020 collaborative ones as well as with Interreg or Life+.
After studying at Oxford University, Francisco combined his project management and research skills with different international research projects on environmental engineering and natural resources. Gradually, he shifted his focus towards business management with a good eye for feasibility studies and the maturation of business ideas.
Hiking, basketball and drum-set playing used to be his favourite hobbies, but lately he spends more time supporting local NGOs.
Tel. +34 951 245 480
Ana has a degree in Law and specialized in Human Resources. She joined Nordic Innovators to help us recrute the right people to our dynamic team and not least develop our HR department.
She brings more than 10 years of experience in Human Resources departments of multinational companies, in Technology and Innovation projects.
She thinks that the best way to work is to create the best environment, being generous, flexible and never forget a smile.
Her passion is her family and the museums, calling herself "friki of them".view linkedin profile
MSc. International Business Communication
Tel. +45 60 75 26 34
Susanne joined Nordic Innovators to help planning and conveying our communication activities and think up a digital strategy.
She has a history of working in marketing and communication in the media and hearing aid industry.
During winter, Susanne can sometimes be hard to find as she either off skiing again or just away for her daily winter dip in the sea.View LinkedIn profile
Chief Financial Officer
As head of the accounting, Trine is busy managing Nordic Innovators’ finances. Trine thrives being part of our growth as she can make use of her skills to improve Nordic Innovators' financial management so we best cope with the growth of the company.
Trine thought she wanted to be an auditor, however, realised quickly she was too colourful. Instead she enjoys accounting and other fields such as HR and IT as Trine wants to keep learning new stuff.