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The Jury

  • Ute Weiland
    CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

  • Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller
    Director Agency for Business & Economic Development

  • Michael Krake
    Director General „Global health; private sector; trade; rural development“ (acting)
    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany - Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG.

Dr. Eckart Bierdümpel

Team leader Networks and Research Marketing, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Secretary General, World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO)

Eckart Bierdümpel has been working for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft since 2001. Currently, he is the head of the group Networks and Research Marketing within the department International Research Programs and Networks. He is in charge of Fraunhofer projects for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and for the relations of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and Africa.

He has represented the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for more than a decade in the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) in different roles. WAITRO was established in 1970 under the auspices of the UN system and comprises over 100 members in more than 50 countries. Since 2019 he has been leading the WAITRO Secretariat with offices in Germany and China as Secretary General.

In more than 30 years, Eckart Bierdümpel has undertaken several international projects for the BMBF and the Commission of the European Union. He participated actively in establishing different international networks and has represented his employers in these networks.