KIC InnoEnergy strengthens its European ties
KIC InnoEnergy has recently made a number of new appointments in Poland and Germany, as part of its ongoing drive to connect industry with innovative products and solutions across east and west Europe.
In Poland, Jakub Miler has been appointed as CEO and Marcin Lewenstein has been appointed as Clean Coal and Gas Thematic Leader. In Germany, Roland Doll is to take over as Business Manager for Innovation Projects.
Speaking of his appointment, Jakub Miler said: “The energy industry in Europe has come a long way to harness the powers of innovation – but there is still much to be done. This new role will allow me to make use of KIC InnoEnergy’s fantastic European network to show the west the potential that exists in the east, and to provide opportunities for eastern European start-ups across the continent.”
Roland Doll’s role will see him sourcing and fostering innovation projects across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Doll, who holds a doctorate in physics, joins KIC InnoEnergy following a number of senior positions in the clean tech sector across Germany.
Doll said: “This is an exciting time to be joining KIC InnoEnergy and to be bringing my knowledge of the energy sector and what innovative companies need to succeed to the table.
“Part of my role will also be to create awareness for our unique offering among companies in clean tech and to help small and medium enterprises in particular to benefit from them. KIC InnoEnergy doesn’t just provide financial support, it becomes an actual partner in the commercialisation of new concepts. Getting that message across will be one of my key priorities going forward.”