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Meet the Innovation-Team

Jess Møller Knudsen

Jess Møller Knudsen
Consul General & Director
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 89 54 58 54 22 // jeknud@um.dk

Jess Møller Knudsen has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2003. Before coming to Munich, he has held diplomatic postings in i.e. Washington D.C., Toronto, Stockholm and Prague.
Jess is an expert in Innovation and Business Strategy, and is currently also responsible for the coordination of the TECH-Team in TC DACH.

Expertise
Tech

 

Education
EMBA, International Business from University of Pittsburgh
MSc in Business Engineering,from, Copenhagen University College of Engineering

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Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen
Research Attaché
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 171 309 6314 // ulkjol@um.dk

Ulrik has been research & innovation attaché at Innovation Centre Denmark in Munich since 2018. He is posted from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Ulrik works to establish closer cooperation between Danish and German/DACH actors within research, higher education, innovation and policy development. In particular, he is focusing on initiating new public-private partnerships under the EU Research and Innovation programmes, H2020 and Horizon Europe.

   

Expertise
Tech
scientific collaboration, higher education, innovation

Education
MsC in Public Administration with focus on European Union studies
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Jon Pers
Head of Innovation/Innovation Advisor
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 89 54 58 54 27 // jonper@um.dk

Jon Pers has been working for the Innovation Centre Denmark in Munich since 2014. Jon is now running the Innovation Team as an experienced advisor with a
demonstrated history of working with international activities. Jon has skills within Start-ups, Robotics, Project Coordination, Industri 4.0 and International Relations.
Strong finance professional with a master’s degree in Philosophy and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Expertise
Tech
Fintech, Robotics, IoT

Education
MBA, Philosophy and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School.

 

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Line Holm Nedergaard
Innovation Advisor – Tech
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 89 54 58 54 24 // linned@um.dk

Line is working as Innovation Advisor at Innovation Centre Denmark in Munich. Before moving to Germany she worked more than 10 years in the Danish Tech industry. This background gives her a strong foundation for helping Danish start-ups and SMEs enter the German market.

Expertise
Tech
Project Management, Business Development

Education
MA. Anthropology and Business Administration, University of Aarhus

 

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Lotte Lundø Nørgaard
Innovation Advisor – CleanTech (maternity leave)
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 89 54 58 54 20 // lotnor@um.dk

Lotte Lundø Nørgaard started working as Innovation Advisor for the Innovation Centre Denmark in 2013. She has a technical background as an engineer within Process and Innovation regarding cities, buildings and infrastructures. Lotte primarily works with Start-ups and SME’s to help them approach the German market. She has a passion for Startup acceleration, Digitalization & Automation as well as Smart Cities, Mobility and the Clean Tech area.

Expertise
Tech
CleanTech and ICT

Education
Eng. Process and Innovation, Technical University of Denmark.
Sonali Kamble
  Sonali Kamble
Innovation Advisor – Tech
Consulate General of Denmark & Innovation Centre Denmark, Munich
+49 157 3808 3470 // sonkam@um.dk

Sonali has been working as an Innovation Advisor for the Innovation Centre Denmark since 2020. Her inter-disciplinary and research oriented background enables her to deep-dive into technologies and connect knowledge-intensive companies from Denmark to the German innovation ecosystem. Having previously worked in innovation consulting and within the startup collaboration unit at Siemens Mobility, she is well versed with both the corporate and startup innovation worlds. She is especially passionate about technologies for green mobility and improved health systems.
    Expertise
Tech
Deep Tech (AI, Robotics, Biotechnology, Quantum Computing)
Open Innovation (Startup – Corporate collaboration, partnerships and business development)
Education
M.Phil. Anthropology (Health & Climate Change), University of Delhi
MSc. Consumer Affairs (Technology & Innovation), Technical University of Munich