Dr Christophe Haunold

President, ASTP

Dr Christophe HAUNOLD is the Head of the central office for Partnerships, Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the University of Luxembourg.

He is the current president of the premier pan-European association for Knowledge Transfer ASTP. 

Christophe was until May 2020 the TTO Director at Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse and a General manager of Toulouse Tech Transfer, one of the new Tech Transfer Acceleration companies (SATT) dedicated to French public research. The blueprint of this company in 2012 has been his responsibility as he was Director of the Toulouse Federal University’s Tech Transfer Office. 

He was the president of the C.U.R.I.E network (French association for public research valorisation) between 2011 and 2014. 

Dr Haunold has been educated as a Chemical Engineer (1987), and holds a PhD (1991, INP Toulouse). He has been working in the field of industrial liaison and public research commercialisation for 30 years as an expert, a Director and a TT Officer. 
He is a recognised evaluator for public policies and schemes dedicated to public research and IP commercialisation, and acts as an expert for the European Commission, Patent offices, ministries and several innovation entities.