After finishing his business management and economics studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany, Wolfgang Kniejski started his business career in 1991 as the Financial Manager of Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1999 he took the position as Business Manager of INI-GraphicsNet Foundation, and since 2004 he was appointed Treasurer and Business Director.
In this capacity he successfully developed and implemented methodologies and processes to support the technology commercialisation for universities and research institutions via licensing and spin-off activities. Mr. Kniejski spun his technology commercialisation knowledge off into his own company and created INI-Novation GmbH as an innovation management and consulting entity. In 2006, he won the innovation award of the Singaporean government for exploiting the integrated technology commercialisation concept to Singapore.
He was appointed as innovation consultant by different governmental agencies on an international level to develop concepts for High-Tech Incubators and Business and Science Parks, and he is also jury member in several international business plan and idea competitions.
Today, Mr. Kniejski is running his own consulting business in the fields of technology transfer, innovation policies and SME development, mainly in the ICT, energy technologies and tourism sectors. He has more than 20 years of international experience as business development executive and technology commercialisation expert. His success is based largely on a well-established network with contacts into Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies in Europe, as well as his representation as shareholder and Board member of several high-tech spin-off companies and technology transfer organisations all over the world.