Frans Bjørn-Thygesen, Principal (Denmark)

Frans worked closely with Rodin on developing business networks to create new business opportunities in Central Denmark’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Cluster Project. He is now working with Rodin to deliver business networking training, facilitate business new collaborations for projects in Europe and Asia.

He is an expert in kick starting new companies. In fact his own start up which he ran for several years won Borsen’s (The Danish Financial Times equivalent), Growth Gazelle Price for an impressive 5 years in a row.

Frans is an internationally experienced industry consultant and lead for a number of international research and innovation projects including for the European Commission in Sustainable Energy. His projects have been nominated for several Awards including the Sustainable Energy Europe Award and The Danish Sustainable Energy Award for the most Innovative Cleantech Demonstration Project.

Frans is currently an Associate Professor Sustainability a Aahus University in Denmark and is a former Director of Denmark’s Hydrogen Centre. Other positions he has held include CEO, Tourism Development, Central Denmark Region; Department Manager.

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