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Olaf Swanzy

Olaf Swanzy
Olaf Swanzy
Managing director
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Olaf is Managing Director of PNO UK, having joined the company in 2004 to help establish the UK operation with an initial focus on technology development within the Environmental sector. Since 2004, Olaf has worked with an extensive range of SME’s, large companies and universities across all industry sectors to advance research and innovation activities through the procurement of Government funding and technology transfer actions. Olaf is well versed in all principle National and European schemes including those managed by Innovate UK, NIHR and DECC with extensive experience across all 3 pillars comprising Horizon 2020.  He also has experience in grant programme management both on behalf of the EU Project CHEST (€2.5M for digital social innovations) as well as two regional grant programmes totalling £4.5 million aimed at supporting low carbon innovations. Olaf has a degree in Geography and Environmental Management, with a background in project management including in the telecommunications industry working for the Vodafone Group Plc and Hutchison Whampoa Limited