History & Milestones

2012 / 2013

FOM Technologies was founded, as the machinery part of the R2R material research, is spun off from Risø/DTU (Danish Technical University).

FOM stands for Functional Organic Materials

2014 – 2016

FOM Technologies starts gaining recognition, as pioneer of cutting edge precision machinery and equipment for Slot-Die coating of new functional materials. Worldwide customer base established.

2017

FOM expands into the US and Canadian market through a strategic partnership with the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. Office & showroom are established at the University of Washington.

2017 / 2018

Change of ownership, and new management appointed.

 New business strategy developed. FOM focused on becoming the leading provider of Slot-Die coating technology for new functional materials.

MISSION

To help professionals around the world
discoverdevelop & commercialize
new, innovative functional materials, through
our equipment, technology & knowledge. 

VISION

To grow and develop into the leading
company within slot-die coating
technology, contributing to a
cleaner and more sustainable world.

Team

Michael stadi

Michael stadi

CEO

ms@fomtechnologies.com
+45 20 66 60 44

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Michael Stadi worked in the financial and energy sectors before leading SMEs and advising start-up ventures. He has spent 13 years working in investment banking and financial markets in Copenhagen, Stockholm and London, before managing and establishing greenfield operations within the energy sector in Denmark. In 2007, Michael co-founded and listed the world’s first long only carbon fund: KlimaInvest A/S on the NASDAQ OMX Exchange.

In 2008, Michael joined solar company Gaia Solar as CEO. After securing growth capital, Michael was responsible for doubling turnover between 2008 and 2012 and was awarded “Growth Gazelle” by Børsen for four consecutive years. In 2012, Michael was nominated for the E&Y – Entrepreneur of the Year award. Prior to joining FOM Technologies, Michael was CEO for the Luxury and Apparel brand at Kopenhagen Fur and responsible for strategy and business development. Michael has served as a board member of several start-up companies.

Education:
Bachelor in Economic & Finance (HD-F) from Copenhagen Business School (DK).

E*MBA from SIMI – Scandinavian International Management Institute (DK).

Ross Allen

Ross Allen

Business Develop. (Part time)

ra@fomtechnologies.com
+45 42 80 17 55

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Ross Allen has spent the last decade working for the United Nations in New York and across Africa supporting senior UN diplomats leading international efforts to prevent and recover from conflict in those countries. In doing so, Ross has held a number of advisory roles, including supporting diplomatic engagements with heads of States, external communications and strategic and operational planning. In this time, Ross has also worked as an independent advisor to the UN, World Bank and EU on strategy development and advised a number of humanitarian organisations about operating in the worlds most complex environment.

Before working in international peace and security, Ross worked for multi-national media and communications agencies where he worked with consumer goods clients and the Australian government to deliver high-quality media and communications strategies.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Nottingham (UK).

Master of International Affairs, Australian National University (AU).

Martin Kiener

Martin Kiener

Head of Sales & Founder

mk@fomtechnologies.com
+45 21 31 14 70

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Martin Kiener started his career as a social scientist before quickly moving into the Danish tech sector, where he has worked for the last decade. In 2012, Martin was responsible for spinning out and establishing FOM Technologies as a commercial entity separate from the Danish Technical University. He has been the driving force behind FOM’s sales and product innovation ever since.

Over the last six years, Martin grew the business into commercial success story. Martin has established commercial relationships with some of the world’s largest corporations and most prestigious tech universities. Martin’s drive to turn FOM Technologies into a leading Slot-Die coating company for functional new materials means that he will continue to lead FOM’s growing sales team and oversee product innovation.

Education:
Master’s Degrees in International Development & Cultural Studies (DK).

Michael Astrup

Michael Astrup

Head of Production

ast@fomtechnologies.com
+45 81 40 31 71

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Michael Astrup is a senior technical equipment expert with almost 30 years of experience. Since his education as a blacksmith, he has designed, constructed and build machines for almost 3 decades in a wide range of industries. Michael’s core competencies are sourcing of components and technical production management of advanced machinery from a wide range of companies throughout his career.

Education:
Blacksmith from Danish Technical School and Atlas Industries.

Machine Technician from Danish Technical School

 

Debora Marani

Debora Marani

Head of Science & Research

dm@fomtechnologies.com
+45 52 10 89 02

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Debora is an expert and ambitious material chemist with a consolidated experience in synthesis and advanced processing of materials for applications in Energy and Environmental frontier technologies. She has a solid international experience developed working in highly ranked academic environments in Italy, in France, in Denmark, in Japan, and in Brazil. Over the years, Debora has also acquired a significant experience in managing scientific projects, collaborating with renowned global companies, and writing successful funding proposals.

She obtained her PhD in “Materials for Energy and Environment” working on a project for the development of innovative thin hybrid (polymeric-inorganic) membranes to be used as electrolyte in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. As scientist at DTU, Debora extensively worked on the processing of functional materials via printing techniques (e.g. screen and inkjet printing).

Education:
Post Doc in “Materials for Health, Environment, and Energy”, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)-University of Tokyo (Japan)

PhD in “Materials for Environment and Energy”, Chemical Science and Technology Department-University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy)

Master Degree (Italian Laurea) in Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)      

Board

Martin Kiener

Martin Kiener

Chairman of the Board

mk@fomtechnologies.com
+45 21 31 14 70

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Martin Kiener started his career as a social scientist before quickly moving into the Danish tech sector, where he has worked for the last decade. In 2012, Martin was responsible for spinning out and establishing FOM Technologies as a commercial entity separate from the Danish Technical University. He has been the driving force behind FOM’s sales and product innovation ever since.

Over the last six years, Martin grew the business into commercial success story. Martin has established commercial relationships with some of the world’s largest corporations and most prestigious tech universities. Martin’s drive to turn FOM Technologies into a leading Slot-Die coating company for functional new materials means that he will continue to lead FOM’s growing sales team and oversee product innovation.

Education:
Master’s Degrees in International Development & Cultural Studies (DK).

Signe A. Krag

Signe A. Krag

Board Member

sak@fomtechnologies.com
+45 27 11 59 61

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Signe Antvorskov Krag is a committed leader with extensive experience in sales, commercial innovation and development of new clean tech products. She has a strong academic and technical background within the building and energy sector and have worked with product development and commercial business for 15 years, 4 years at general management level.

Education:

MSc. Polyt. from the Technical University of Denmark (DK)

 

Helge Holm-Larsen

Helge Holm-Larsen

Board member

hhl@fomtechnologies.com
+45 50 96 47 01

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With a mixed technical and commercial background, Helge Holm-Larsen has extensive experience in business development for cleantech companies and start-ups. Helge has served in numerous board and senior management positions over the last 20 years.

Helge brings deep insight into the opportunities within energy conversion and advanced materials with a practical perspective on international partnering and sales, both in B2B and B2G.

Education:

MSc ChE, Technical University of Denmark (DK).

Bachelor in Foreign Trade (HD-U), Copenhagen Business School (DK).

Graham Bryce

Graham Bryce

Board Member

gb@fomtechnologies.com
+44 79 76 01 88 47

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Graham Bryce is based in London, U.K and runs Texcel Developments Ltd, a commercial property company based in S.E London specialising in office developments. He also represents his families’ interests in Texcel Technology PLC, a London based electrical engineering company started by his father in 1976. Graham is a keen sportsman who enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Nottingham (UK).

Advisory Board  |  Academic

Dr. Devin MacKinzie

Dr. Devin MacKinzie

Associate Professor of Clean Energy & Material Science

University of Washington
Clean Energy Institute
jdmacken@uw.edu

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Dr. Devin MacKenzie is the Washington Research Foundation professor of Clean Energy and an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UW. Devin is a scientist, research leader and seed stage entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in printable and flexible electronic materials and integrated systems. He is currently the CEO of Imprint Energy, a UC Berkeley spin-out developing flexible, high energy batteries based on large-area print manufacturing. Previously, as the CTO of Add-Vision, Inc., Dr. MacKenzie led R&D of materials and processing for roll-to-roll printed flexible OLED displays. Prior to Add-Vision, he initiated and led printed Si GHz RF device, laser processing and product engineering at Kovio, Inc., an MIT Media Lab spinout.

Dr. MacKenzie also co-founded the first ink jet printed electronics company, Plastic Logic, from the University of Cambridge while he was in the Dept. of Physics as a post doc and later a visiting scientist researching solution-processed photovoltaics, phase separation in optoelectronic polymer blends and surface-directed self assembly of device nanostructures. Prior to that he worked in InGaAsP defect analysis at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill.

Dr. MacKenzie has over 110 patents and publications and doctorate, master’s, and undergraduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and MIT. He has received numerous awards including being elected to the Cleantech 100 two years in a row as well as being recognized for leading one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2015 by the MIT Technology Review.

Education:
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida (US).

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida (US).

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US).

 

Jason Li-Ying

Jason Li-Ying

Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Danish Technical University
IDE (Inno. Design & Entrepre.)
yinli@dtu.dk

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Jason Li-Ying is Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the group leader of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (IDE) research group at Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has research and teaching interests in technology & innovation management, organizational learning, strategic management, and technology transfer.

His work has appeared in many leading scientific journals in a broach field of business and management. He serves as an editorial board member for editorial board of International Journal of Innovation Studies. He is currently a member of expert committee of Danish Ministry of Education and Research for ”Erhvervsøkonomiske fag” (economics and business disciplines).

Besides his excellence in research and education, Jason also has extensive experience in innovation strategy and business development for SMEs by acting as strategic advisors for a number of innovative companies. Jason is a board member of China Denmark Innovation House. He has chaired a number of large projects to help SMEs to develop business in terms of strategy, internationalization, and business model innovation.

Education:

PhD in Innovation Management at Hasselt University, Belgium

MSc. in International Management, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Master of Law in International Business Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Bachelor in Law, East China University of Politics and Law, (P. R. China)

Morten Madsen

Morten Madsen

Associate Professor - Organic Solar Cells

SDU NanoSYD
The Mads Clausen Institute
madsen@mci.sdu.dk

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Morten Madsen did his PhD within functional materials and nanotechnology at SDU, and has a general field of expertise within electronic and optoelectronic devices based on semiconducting thin-films. From 2010-2011 Morten worked with high performance transistors from III-V nanoscale membranes at the Javey research lab, UC Berkeley, California.

In 2011 he established the OPV group at SDU NanoSYD, where the research is centered around improving the performance of organic and hybrid solar cells. In 2014 he was appointed Associate Professor at SDU, and the work in the SDU OPV group has since then included a strong focus on interface layers and device stability. Since 2016, this includes a strong focus on device up-scaling through Roll-to-Roll printing technology at the SDU R2R facility.

Education:
Associate Professor from Mads Clausen Institute (DK).

PhD in Functional Materials & Nanotechnology, University of Southern Denmark (DK).

M.Sc.Eng. Physics & Technology, University of Southern Denmark (DK).

 

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DTU Science Park
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Copenhagen, Denmark

CONTACT US

(+45) 88 70 89 00
info@fomtechnologies.com