Dr. Frederic Caillaud
is an internationally renowned expert in technology transfer, innovation management, and R&D strategy. He served as the Deputy General Manager in
charge of Innovation at the French Patent Office (INPI) for five years after working at L'Oréal for two decades as the Director of the Licensing
and Business Development Department. During his career, he has overseen the evaluation, negotiation, and management of numerous partnerships,
licensing, and acquisition projects worldwide, covering various industrial sectors.
Dr. Frédéric has also played a significant role in developing new methods to measure the technological impact of patented inventions and to rank innovative companies. He has worked for seven years as the Licensing and Business Development Director for Fournier Pharma and served as the Director of a Genetic Engineering Department for Rhône-Poulenc Pharma for four years before that.
Dr. Frédéric holds a Ph.D. in Genetic Engineering from the Pasteur Institute of Paris and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Management from HEC School of Management. He advises multiple public institutions on innovation management and serves as a mandated expert for WIPO. Frédéric has delivered over 251 lectures, coaching sessions, and training sessions worldwide.
Mr. Nick Kittle:
is a renowned author, speaker, and coach with over 15 years of experience in government. He is best known for his best-selling innovation book
titled Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time. Nick has spent the last decade and a
half in government, where he worked in different capacities, including Chief Innovation Officer. During his time in government, Nick directed
17 different divisions, won 3 national awards for innovation, and pioneered the concept of Innovation Value. He has also developed over 65 unique
pilot projects and generated savings worth $7.8 million.
Nick is passionate about building sustainable innovation in government and has been keynoting and training across the USA to help different communities transform their mindset. He has visited over 80 communities, sharing his expertise on building Sustainovation in government. Nick's keynote speeches and training programs focus on helping organizations energize themselves, build momentum, and deliver exceptional results.
Prof. Milan Baltov
Prof. Milen Baltov, PhD is himself an example of the transition from a business consultant to an academic and researcher. He was a WG leader and a
Management Committee member for several COST – financed with EU 8th FP Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programme actions.
They include “The Effective Design and Delivery of Megaprojects in EU”, "А pan-European Network for Marine Renewable Energy", “The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and policy evaluation”, “REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy", “Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change", and “Circular Economy in a Built-Up Environment”.
Prof. Baltov was an assembly member to the Mission Board for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters, and co-chairing the Group of Seniour Stakeholders for the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (BS SRIA).
At the moment, Prof. Baltov is a Rector of the Burgas Free University and a representing Bulgaria in the Programme Committee for the European Innovation Council and Innovation Ecosystems, under the EU Horizon Europe Programme.
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger is full professor for educational sciences at the University of Regensburg (Germany). She holds the Chair for School Research, School Development, and Evaluation. She is vice president of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE). She is also a member of the editorial board of the German journal Talent Development and served from 2007 to 2014 as editor in chief of the journal High Ability Studies. Prof. Dr. Stoeger has published more than 250 articles, chapters, and books on giftedness, self-regulated learning, motivation, fine motor skills, and teacher education. She is a member of several national and international scientific boards and expert commissions in the field of giftedness research and gifted education.
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, United Arab Emirates
Alliance University, India
Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
Burgas University, Bulgaria
Dalian University of Technology, China
Ecole des Hautes Etudes Compatbles et Financieres, France
French patent office, France
Gulf university, Bahrain
Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
Islamic University of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait university, Kuwait
Multimedia University, Malaysia
National Space Science Agency, Bahrain
Regensburg University, Germany
Saudi Aramco, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
Sohar university, Oman
Sri Sri university, India
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The National Research Center for Giftedness and Creativity, King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
UAE university, United Arab Emirates
University of Bahrain, Bahrain
University of Sharja, United Arab Emirates
Zayed University, United Arab Emirates