Florin Paun, Akka Technologies - Qepler's R&D Transformation Summit 2018

Florin Paun

Innovation Group Director,
AKKA Technologies
Paris, France
Engineering and Technology Consulting | Akka Technologies

Dr. Florin Paun is the new Akka Technologies Group Innovation Director. His mission is to Support the group Offers by strengthening their Innovative content. He is also in charge with architecting an entire Innovation Ecosystem around Akka’s multi sectoral Engineering backbone allowing thus to aggregate within Akka’s future offers the state of the art in emerging technologies in partnership with R&D laboratories, start-ups, SME, suppliers… In the nearest future Akka will be able to accompany the Clients & Partners towards their new cross sectoral Open Innovation Challenges.

Dr. Florin Paun was Industrial Innovation Deputy Director at ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab and Strategy & Development Director for the Competitiveness Cluster SAFE. His expertise is in Innovation Ecosystem, Technology Transfer, IP strategy and negotiation, International Business Development and is focusing on complementary knowledge, cross supporting offers, mutual intellectual property valuation, joint spin-off, risk sharing co-development… Previously, he was Senior Science and Technology Expert and coordinated the Multifunctional Materials program at ONERA (15+ Scientific Papers, 5 Patents, 20+ Technical reports, DARPA Technical Project leader…)

He got his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston 2007, his PhD at ENSICA, Toulouse 1998, his Master in Aerospace Engineering at the Aeronautic Faculty in Bucharest 1993 and his Certificate “Sciences de l’Ingénieur”, within the International Program, at Ecole Polytechnique de Palaiseau 1993 (X90).

Dr. Paun is teaching at Toulouse Business School, ISAE, Ecole de l’Air, ENAC and ESEO, published 3 books in innovation management, J’innove donc je suis, Innover ou Périr, Tous Entre-Preneurs,… and has been quoted in multiple international newspapers: Aerospace Testing Magazine, Les Echos, l’Usine Nouvelle, Air & Cosmos…

Dr. Paun has also an extensive business development experience out of the aerospace domain, especially in emerging East-European markets. He had created his own Engineering and Development Company (Celidea) and his own start-up on cross participative evaluation platform (XValuator.fr).

Related Sessions:

R&D Transformation
Summit 2018

Review and apply the latest solutions and technologies for greater R&D process efficiency and speed to market.
  • 27-Sep-2018
  • Berlin, DE
  • Technology
Day 2: Friday 28, September 2018
BLOCK: PROMOTING COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING IN R&D.
CASE STUDY: New Agile approach within Open Innovation practices; Transformational Impact on R&D Centers.
  • Value chain transformation and impact.
  • Out of the TRL by Agile Demo-Tech strategy.
  • Scout and aggregate the Proofs of Concepts (PoC).
  • What type of human profiles for what job?
  • R&D Centers to become PoC production centers?

Learning outcomes: attendees can expect to better avoid pitfalls and how to invest in personal relationships (and with whom) to make collaboration work in an "open innovation" setting.

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