Waldemar Kütt

Waldemar Kütt

Deputy Head of Cabinet of the European Research Council

Breaking the Wall Between Science and European Competitiveness

Waldemar, ph.d. in solid state physics and semiconductor technology, has worked for several years as technology and innovation consultant, with a focus on patent licensing deals and financing of start-ups. In 1997 he joined the Research Directorate General of the European Commission. He has strongly contributed to the development of the FP7 thematic programme for "Food, agriculture, fishery and biotechnology" and a strategy for a European knowledge-based bio-economy (KBBE). After several other senior positions in the the research area of the European Commission, he is currently Deputy Head of Cabinet and is responsible for Horizon 2020, the European Research Council and relations with the Competitiveness Council.