Dr Gunter Clar

Dr. Günter Clar is Director of Regional Strategies & Innovation, at Steinbeis Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), Stuttgart, Germany. He has a 30 year professional record in Research and Innovation, R&I-Policy and Regional Development, and in Technology Assessment/Foresight and Evaluation, working in academia, industry, and administration. He works on designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies, programmes & projects, and conducting research in several European regions and fast-growing economies in South-East Asia and South America. He worked in the European Commission's DG Research & Innovation in Brussels, and collaborated with other DGs, services of the European Council and Parliament, and the OECD. He is frequently invited as member of expert and advisory groups by different EU and other international organizations and networks in Asia and the Americas. The Brazilian Government awarded him the order "Comenda do Mérito Universitário" for "outstanding services concerning the advancement of research".