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Dr. sc.nat. Klara SEKANINA Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Member of the Board, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research; Member of the Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich


1995-1997 Research, Columbia University, New York
1997-1997 Visiting Researcher, Knowledge & Technology Transfer, Stockholm University, Stockholm
1998-2000 Start-up Team Member; Head of Production, and Member, Management Board, Polyphor AG, Allschwil
2000-2004 Head Life Sciences, Business and Economic Development, Canton of Zurich
2002-2004 Founding Member and Official Representative of the Canton of Zurich, Non-Profit Organisation World Cities Alliance
2003-2004 Founding Member and President, biotop Life Science Incubator / Bio Technopark
2003-2005 EMBA - Executive MBA, University of Zurich / Stanford University
2004-2005 Strategic Advisor, Zurich Orient Foundation,
2006-2009 Head Strategic Planning and Member, Management Board, ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
2010-2015 Director of the Secretariat, appointed by the Federal Council, CTI - Commission for Technology and Innovation, Bern


Board Member, Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research, since 2006
Deputy Member, Foundation Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2011-2014
Steering Committee, Swiss Start-up Monitor, 2011-2014
Advisory Board, Impact Hub Zurich, since 2013


Various Research Grants, 1990-1997
Innovation Price, University of Zurich for Executive MBA Thesis, 2005
Citation in Bilan, 300 most influential in Switzerland, 2011