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Prof. KLAUS-HEINRICH STANDKE

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President, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS Office in Berlin
President, International Board of Experts

klaus-heinrich.standke@technologypartners.pl

PhD, political science, TU Berlin

Since 1995, an honorary professor at the Poznan University. He lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris, the FU Berlin East European Institute and the University of Potsdam. He also gives address at numerous universities and other economic and political institutions in Western and Eastern Europe, in North and South America, Asia and Africa.

During 1965-1990, he held management positions at many international organisations: the Science Directorate of the OECD in Paris; 1969-1974, Secretary General of the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), Paris, which at that time had a membership of 170 industrial enterprises from 18 European countries.

After the Federal Republic of Germany joined the UN, he was the first German elected director of the UN Office for Science and Technology in New York. He was responsible for preparing the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD), held in 1979 in Vienna and served as managing director for the science sector in the 1989 UNESCO Conference in Paris, later becoming Director-General. He served as member for the preparatory committee of the UNESCO and ICSU World Conference on Science in 1999 in Budapest.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he returned to Berlin to become Founding Chairman of the Academy for East-West Economic Cooperation (OWWA), a joint undertaking of BDI, DIHK, IHK in Berlin, as well as numerous German banks and approximately 50 Eastern and Central European industrial enterprises.

He has served as strategic adviser among others to the Council of Europe (development of a political and scientific concept for a greater Europe), the government of the Republic of Poland (preparation of the S&T sector for EU accession), the government of the Russian Federation (development of the conception for EXPO), and an investment bank in Berlin (creation of an Oder community for science, technology and the economy).

He is the author and/or editor of 14 books and over 160 newspaper and magazine articles, as well as scientific studies of international economic relations (particularly relating to the the EU accession of Eastern European states), science and technology cooperation, international competitiveness, as well as issues relating to Berlin.

Prof. Standke is a member of the President’s Council of the New York Academy of Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, a special adviser for Eastern Europe of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders in London, and the board of the European Home Culture Foundation, Berlin.