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FRANK-ANDREAS HATZACK

Frank is an expert on future-driven innovation and knows how to make innovation work in big corporations.

Frank works from the knowledge that setting up a foresight-radar on the basis of megatrends is the first step to identify new opportunity search fields. The second is about turning opportunities into pipeline projects together with internal and external partners. Making both steps work in complex organizations requires strategic leadership and an entrepreneurial culture that engages with start-ups, accelerators and venture capital. This is where Frank excels.

Before joining CIFS, Frank was heading up Innovation Development at Novozymes where he was responsible for front-end innovation programs and collaborative innovation. Frank is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and teaches as guest faculty at the Copenhagen Business School. He also is the speaker of the advisory board to the Chemical Invention Factory Berlin, an entrepreneurial development centre of the Berlin Technical University.

KEYNOTE

Frank is a passionate key-note speaker who truly inspires his audience. Frank has a long-standing track record in chairing international conferences and panels on innovation. He presents in Danish, English and German.

CURRENT TALKS

  • Foresight radar – great organisations don’t guess!
  • Innovation ecosystems and collective intelligence – together, stronger.
  • Low-carbon futures for Europe’s chemical industry and its value chains

All talks are tailored to the specific needs and wishes of the client.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Frank led the development of "Are you ambidextrous? The art of pursuing continuous and transformative innovation" - a vision study by Tia Technology in partnership with CIFS. Another recent highlight in Frank's work was the development of mid-century foresight for Europe’s chemical industry in a client project on behalf of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).

BONUS INFO

Having lived and worked in Romania, Germany, China, India and Denmark, Frank strongly believes in cultural diversity as a catalyst for innovation.

EDUCATION AND CAREER

Frank has a PhD in Biochemistry from Freie Universität Berlin.

Work experience before joining CIFS:

  • 2013-2017: Head of Innovation Development, Novozymes
  • 2004-2012: Senior Manager New Business Development, Novozymes
  • 2000-2004: Science Manager R&D, Novozymes
  • 1997-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow, Risø National Research Laboratory

CONTACT DETAILS

Are you interested in booking Frank-Andreas Hatzack for a talk, presentation or keynote? Please contact Carsten Beck, Director, Live Inspiration, at +45 3065 1101 or by e-mail: cab@iff.dk.

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