inno is an EU-based innovation and technology transfer consultancy practice with its headquarter in Germany (Karlsruhe) and further offices in France (inno TSD) and Sweden, employing approx 60 staff and having more than 20 years experience. inno specialises in innovation and technology transfer, university-industry cooperation, exploitation issues and IPR support, in dissemination and outreach, as well as in evaluation, benchmarking and impact assessment studies. The inno group is quality certified ISO 9001. Inno TSD, a French office of the inno-group, is established in 1986. Its track records include over 500 projects, from them about 30+ FP6/FP7 projects (both IP, STREPs, support actions), implemented with industrial partners such as BASF, Group Repsol, INEOS, Lenzing, Alcatel, Honeywell, Ericsson, Gemalto, EDF, CEA, ST Microelectronic, Telecom Italia, Shell, Total, Arcelor Mittal etc. Inno has lead a number of studies for the EC, such as analysis of effectiveness of R&D to support competitiveness of European industry, or the ex-post evaluation and impact assessment of the FP6 NMP programme.
Svetlana Marie-Claire Klessova, M.Sc., is Director and senior innovation consultant at inno TSD. She started her research career as visiting research fellow at Harvard University, US and then moved into innovation consultancy. She has 20+ years of experience in innovation and technology transfer issues, dissemination and outreach, and project coordination/workpackage coordination. She is expert for UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. She also implemented 10+ benchmarking studies and various EU-wide outreach campaigns on different topics related to science, technology and innovation. She is a coordinator of a recently started STREP project in monitoring and optimization of resource efficiency in the chemical industry (MORE) funded under the NMP scheme, with economic and environmental impact assessment component.