About The Speaker
Ascenion works together with more than 20 public research organisations on the commercial exploitation of their research results and inventions in the pharma, biotech and medical technology fields. Particular strengths are spin-off support and project development.
Before Christian became CEO of Ascenion in 2001 he headed the project management department at the Fraunhofer Patent Centre for German Research. Since November 2016 he is Member of the Executive Board of TechnologieAllianz, a German association representing over 200 scientific institutes uniting patent marketing agencies and technology transfer agencies. Christian is a chairman of the MGC Foundation and a member of the International Strategy Committee of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
From November 2014 until May 2016 he was President of ASTP-Proton, and from 2012 until May 2015 he was board member of the global Association of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP).
Christian has founded several companies in and outside the biotechnology field. He is consultant and advisor to different EU programmes and regional and national expert groups and serves on the advisory board of various biotechnology companies.
Christian holds a PhD in molecular biology and obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in the Management of Intellectual Property Law in London.