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  • Atlantis Consulting Cyprus Ltd
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Garry Staunton
Orion Innovations

Garry Staunton is a technology and innovation consultant who has been active in the research, innovation and commercialisation space for a number of years. He has worked with a diverse range of entrepreneurs, start-ups, researchers, private investors and public sector funders with the shared goal of accelerating the pace at which novel ideas are turned into commercial reality. He has acted as an adviser to a number of bodies including Innovate UK and the RCUK Energy Programme and sits on a number of high level advisory groups. Previously Garry was the Technology Director for the Carbon Trust where he developed their innovation support programmes and played an active role in establishing a number of companies.  

Eric Peirano
Executive Vice-President

Eric PEIRANO graduated in 1990 from ENSAM Paris in mechanical engineering and in 1991 from California State University in computer simulation. From 1991 to 1993, he occupied various R&D positions in the field of real-time simulation, in particular thermo-hydraulic applications. In 1992, he moved to Sweden where he obtained a Ph.D. in Energy Conversion at Chalmers University (1998). From 1997 to 1998, he was a consultant in several industrial fields (process, energy and transport). In 2000, he joined INRIA in Sophia-Antipolis as guest researcher where he developed probabilistic numerical methods for problems in industrial fluid mechanics. In 2002, he entered ADEME as an expert in charge of the development of R&D activities in the renewable energies sector as well as smart grids. In 2006, he became Deputy Head of the Renewable Energies Department at ADEME. After obtaining a Master's degree in finance (Risk and Asset Management) from Edhec Business School in 2009, he joined Technofi as executive Vice-President where he currently develops a commercial offer in the field of new materials and eco-manufacturing

Serge Galant
Member of the Board

Aeronautical Engineer from ENSMA (1971) and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1975), he joined BERTIN (France) in 1976, where he was involved in the development of innovative technologies (energy, defense, telecommunication, transportation, aerospace, agro food, bio technology). From 1992 to 1998, he was Director for New Business Development of BERTIN. In 1998, he joined TECHNOFI as a Vice President for Business Development in the private sector. From 2001 to 2015, he was CEO and main shareholder of TECHNOFI. Since end 2015, he is member of the board of TECHNOFI.

Arjan de Bruin
Van der Meer & van Tilburg
CEO / innovation consultant

Over 20 years of experience guiding startups and SMEs to realise their innovative ambitions. Specialised in company and innovation financing, innovation project development, entrepreneurship support, business plan evaluation and optimization and investor matchmaking. Guided multiple SMEs towards investor readiness.

Gosse Hiemstra
Van der Meer & van Tilburg
CEO / innovation consultant

Over 35 years of experience as an innovation consultant for SMEs, startups, regions and institutions to create an advantageous environment for innovative business and growth. Specializes in financing of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and crossing the valley of death. Experienced evaluator and coach in the area of business plans and investment readiness of young companies.


European Commission

This Project has received funding from the European Union