Dr. Eckart Bierdümpel
Dr. Eckart Bierdümpel was appointed as the WAITRO Secretary General by the General Assembly of WAITRO. Before that, he held positions as first and second Vice President for WAITRO. As a co-founder of SAIRA and project manager, he leads the project and coordinates activities related to WAITRO and the Open Innovation Hub for Sustainable Development.
What SAIRA means to Dr. Bierdümpel: “SAIRA gives us the opportunity to transfer technologies and create synergies in a much more efficient way. Having your IP rights protected is crucial for renowned research and technology organizations. SAIRA can change the way in which technologies are transferred by making the process more efficient, transparent and inclusive.”
Besides his engagement in the Global Innovation Family, Dr. Eckart Bierdümpel is currently responsible for Fraunhofer’s relations to Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Sahara Africa, South and Southeast Asia as well as multinational networking and the program »F4D – Fraunhofer for Development«. His diverse career has led him to live and travel all around the world and work with people from all types of backgrounds.
He speaks fluent German, English, and some Japanese and French.