Dr. Gert Balling
MA. PhD, DIP, RTTP:
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2014 Impact Assessment Manager, Novo
2012 - 2014 Project manager of Copenhagen Spin-outs. Heading the
initiative to set up sustainable biotech companies through an intensified
collaboration between public and private interests in the Capital
Region of Denmark 2012-2014. Partners: Research Institutions: Copenhagen
University, Technical University of Denmark and hospitals in the
Capital Region; Branch organisations: Danish Biotech & The Danish
Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (LIF); Innovation incubators:
CAT Innovation & DTU Symbion Innovation; Research parks: Copenhagen
Bio Science Park (COBIS), Scion DTU & Symbion; Seed funds: NOVO
Seeds & SEED Capital. The project is funded by the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF), Vækstforum and the partners involved.
2009 - 2012 Senior Adviser at the Ministry for Higher Education
and Science. Co-teamleader for Commercialisation of Research at
Center for Strategic Research and Growth.
2005 - 2009 Secretary General for the National Network for Technology
Transfer in Denmark. The network has all Danish universities, university
hospitals and national laboratories as members. Visit homepage:
2005 'Rapporteur', reflector and co-writer on the report on the
international UNICEF conference"UNICEF National Commitee Volunteers:
Perspectives, Practices and Potential". Rome, Italy.
2004 Invited by CERN Openlab, Geneva, Schwitzerland on the science
communication for the celebration of the 50 year anniversary.
2001 - 2004 Ph.d.-student at the IT University and UCLA.
2000 - 2001 Project leader at Center for Cultural Political Studies,
leading the evaluation on The Cultural Ministry's Development Fond.
1999 - 2001 External lecturer at the institute for Comparative
Litterature and Modern Culture at Copenhagen University.
1998 - 1999 Secretariat director and researcher at Nordic Cultural
1999 - 2001 Part time teacher with full academic status at Institute
for Modern Culture and Culture Mediation, University of Copenhagen.
Teaching and tutoring at BA and MAlevel.
2003/2004 Ph.d. student at the IT University, department of Digital
Aesthetics and Communication. Teaching and tutoring at BA and MA
level and developed Ph.D Seminar.
2000 IT University, department of Digital Aesthetics and Communication.
2002 Institute for Modern Culture and Culture Mediation, University
2009 - The Danish Design School (Officially appointed)
Boards, councils etc.:
2012 Appointed as one of three international reviewers of Wallonian
Universities commercialisation of research results.
2008 - 2009 Appointed by the EU Commission as independent member
and rapporteur to the "Knowledge Transfer Forum Expert Group".
2008 - Appointed member of the
Editorial Consultant board for www.videnskab.dk
2007 - 2008 Appointed by the EU Commission as independent member
and rapporteur to the "Knowledge
Transfer Metrics Expert Group", dealing with monitoring
of commercialization of research results in Europe.
2007 - 2008 Chairman of the Steering group for Nordic Network for
Technology Transfer http://www.techtrans.dk/nttn.
2007 - Moderator for Nordic Network for Technology Transfer Group
at Manchester University's matchmake-site for investors, universities,
science parks, companies and patent agents: www.theknowledgevine.net
2006 - Nominated as member
of Editorial Consultant Board of International Journal of Advanced
Robotic Systems. ISSN 1729-8806: www.ars-journal.com
2006-2009 Member of the Board of Directors for ProTon
Europe. The biggest pan-European network of Knowledge Transfer
Offices linked to Public Research Organisations and Universities.
of Board Members. Portrait
of Board of Directors, Vienna 2006. Personal
portrait for the Board of Directors, Vienna 2006.
2002 - 2003 Appointed member of the council for the Research School
in Media, Communication and Journalism.
2002 - 2003 Associated member of the research group under the FREJA
and cyberspace Between Narration and sociotechnical Reality.
2001- Chair for the Science cafés in Denmark Videnskabscaféerne
i Danmark, founder of the Copenhagenschool.
Receiving Danish Science Journalists' GENIUS AWARD 2004, nominated
by the EU Commisionen for the Descartes award 2007. Article
in the newspaper WeekendAvisen 28/11-03, eller Resumé.
2001 - Chair of the Danish Science Cafés. Joint ventures
with The Ministry for Higher Education and Science, the French Embassy,
British Council etc. News: Consortia partner at EUs 7th Framework
Programme on activities in the Eastern and Central Europe as well
as in Africa and for developing internet tools for science café
Have set up more than 100 events in Denmark and abroad, e.g. Japan.
For books, reports, and articles, please go to list of publications.
2013 Approved as Registered
Technology Transfer Professional by Alliance of Technology Transfer
Professionals review panel.
2007 Receive Svend Bergsøe Foundation's Mediation Award
2006 on behalf of the Science Café. For outstanding and innovative
mediation of science. Read
the motivation. Read
press announcement. Article
in MA Magazine.
2007 Nominated as the only Danish project by the EU commision,
during EU's 50 years anniversary, for the Descartes
Prize on behalf of the Science Café in Copenhagen
for "excellence in science communication". Nominee.
in MA magazine (internet
in the newspaper Dato.
2004 Receive the Genius Award from the Danish science journalist
organisation on behalf of the Science Café. Given for outstanding
and innovative mediation of science.
2004 Nominated for the Mediation Award 2004 by the IT University.
Donated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
1999 2. prize in the publisher Gad's and the newspaper Berlingske
Tidende's competition on dissemination of complex subjects to a
2014 CBA, , Probana Business School. Denmark (Will be finalised
by the end of 2014)
2013 Mini MBA, Probana Business School. Denmark
2004 Ph.D. at IT-University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2002 Visiting Fellow at the UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
1998 Master'degree in Film & Media Science and Modern Culture
from Copenhagen University.
1996/97 Studies at Albert Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg,