He supports European organisations in implementing their innovation strategies and in project initiation, development and management since 2011. He also led the creation of innovation eco-systems around specific topics related to critical raw materials and sustainable chemistry. As an example, in the frame of the CRM_InnoNet project funded by the EU (2012-2015), Nader led the creation of an innovation eco-system around the topic of substitution of critical raw materials where he was in charge of setting up the Innovation Network on substitution of critical raw materials where more than 350 delegates representing over 100 organisations from 22 countries attended the strategic Innovation Network workshops.
Prior to joining PNO in 2011, Nader gained substantial industrial experience working with large companies and SMEs over 15 years, including Philips, NXP Semiconductors and Photovoltech. Responsibilities ranged from research, business development and project management to consultancy on research subjects for technical, business and intellectual property departments.
Nader holds a PhD from Metz University, France and has held research positions at Vanderbilt University, USA and Twente University, the Netherlands. He has 13 patents and over 50 scientific papers. He is currently involved in several support actions funded by the European Commission