Tock, Christian

Ministry of the Economy, Luxembourg

After leaving the University of Strasbourg with a PhD in Chemistry with Nobel Prize laureate Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Christian spent a year at the Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden before joining the BASF as a research laboratory leader in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where he worked on new polymerization methods.
He then returned to his native country Luxembourg, working for Luxinnovation as an R&D consultant before taking over the management of the EcoInnovation Cluster, Luxembourg’s clean technologies cluster.
In 2012, Christian worked for the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg as an independent consultant before joining the Directorate New Technologies. In 2015 he became Director for Sustainable Technologies before being promoted to Deputy Director General Industry, New Technologies and Research in 2021. The Directorate General is responsible for Luxembourg’s industrial development and the priority sectors for innovation and economic development including clean technologies, space resources, health technologies, digital technologies and supply chain 4.0.

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IASP 2023