Speaker profile


  • Mr Roland Strauss
    Managing Director


Roland Strauss is a leader in the debate on the future of innovation in Europe. 

His main areas of activity include research and Innovation, EU funding, digital economy, and EU Public Affairs.

He is co-founder and Managing Director of Knowledge4Innovation: the platform brings together innovation leaders from the private, public and academic sectors. Since 2009, the K4I Forum, which is supported by more than 30 Members of the European Parliament, organises the annual European Innovation Summit in the European Parliament.

Also, Roland is a business entrepreneur: with IncubatorEurope he has created an innovative full service public affairs business, transforming the way stakeholders engage with the EU. YourEUprofile – the core innovation behind IncubatorEurope – is an intelligent tool that identifies the EU funding programmes, calls for proposals and related pieces of legislation relevant to an individual business or activity and can be used by everyone without prior knowledge about the work of the EU institutions.

Mr Strauss is also editor of EU funding trends: a news and events portal as well as a weekly newsletter.

Roland has been a Vice-President for Siemens Government Relations for ten years.

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