Dr. Jes Broeng
Member of The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy / Professor and director of DTU Entrepreneurship
Jes Broeng is serial entrepreneur, professor and director of DTU Entrepreneurship. Born in Copenhagen. He has a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has spent longer research stays in the UK and US, including invited professor at UC Berkeley (2016-17). For the European Commission, he serves as an expert on innovation (EIC Expert Group) and for the Danish government, he is a member of the Danish Research and Innovation Council (DFiR). In business, he has co-founded six companies and spent a total of 12 years in industry – mainly as technical director at executive level – and now serves on the board of several companies, including a venture capital firm (PreSeed Ventures). Since 2017, he has headed the national initiative "Open Entrepreneurship" in a collaboration between seven Danish universities for improved tech transfer models (funded by the Danish Industry Foundation). Jes has co-authored more than 250 scientific publications, one textbook and holds 22 patents. He is a Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) and a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He was awarded the European Optics Prize in 1999 and DTU’s Innovation Award in 2016.