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History & Milestones

2012 – 2013

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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

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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 – 2018

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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.

2020

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Through external capital and new investors, FOM is expanding it’s staff, organization and platform.

The aim is to scale sales and distribution internationally – to a new level.

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

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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).

Martin Kiener

Martin Kiener

Head of Sales & Founder

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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).

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Benjamin Robotham has a background in material science and new instrument development. Following on from a PhD and industrial postdoc applied to photovoltaics, he has been working in industrial research and new product development in both start-up and industry environments since. He has been developing printed electronics tools, fiber-optic sensors, hyperspectral imaging and machine vision systems as well as AI-tools and digital platforms for industrial processing.
 
Benjamin is originally from Germany, but has circled the globe a few times with studies and work in four countries and travels in some fifty more, twenty of which reached by pedal-power. He has been based in Copenhagen for nearly five years.
 
Education:

Master of Chemistry, University of Manchester, (UK)

PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Melbourne, (Australia) 

David Williamson

David Williamson

Head of Science & Research

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David Williamson is an ambitious young researcher who believes in applying the scientific method to deliver innovation and overcome the greatest challenges facing society. David has lived, worked and contributed to sustainable materials research in Egypt, the USA, the UK, and Denmark over the past 10 years. With experience in research, engineering and a passion for enabling sustainable products and technologies, David’s core competencies lie in aggregating and communicating a wide range of technical data and information to deliver results in business and research. As Head of Science and Research at FOM Technologies, David aims to identify new and innovative applications for FOM Technologies equipment, while informing current product development to meet the needs of customers and partners.

Education:
BSc & MChem in Chemistry – University of Leeds, (UK) 

PhD in Chemical Engineering – University of Bath, (UK) 

ASBJØRN ELLE S.

ASBJØRN ELLE S.

PR/Marketing Intern

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OLE ZANDER J.

OLE ZANDER J.

Sales Manager

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JESPER MENG

JESPER MENG

Technical Product Manager

jm@fomtechnologies.com
+45 81 40 31 71

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Jesper Meng’s background is divided between mechanical design and life science quality documentation from medical and pharma industry. Lately Jesper has been working as a consultant within Quality Assurance (GMP) compliance, technical advice, production efficiency and process verification in the pharmaceutical-, biotechnological, medical device- and food industry.

Prior to this Jesper worked as a R&D team leader building solid experience and competences within mechanical design, Solid Works, PDM, custom complains handling, documentation for external supplier, equipment qualification and process validation, FAT and SAT documentation, process verification, and production support for API. 

Education:
Production technologist – Machine design, Copenhagen Technical Academy (DK)

Access course for diploma engineer, DTU (DK)

 

 

RITIKA SINGH P.

RITIKA SINGH P.

Industrial Postdoc

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Ritika is originally from India but has finished her Masters in USA at Duke University and acquired PhD in Denmark at Technical University of Denmark. Ritika Singh has a background in bio-nanotechnology, merging micro/nano-engineering and material science with drug delivery. She has spent her last 6 years developing advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) for oral route. She has been pushing the manufacturing process of such devices with the ambition of taking the ADDS from lab settings to industrial scale. This is what drives her professionally, to be able to take the research out of labs in the real world. At FOM technologies, her vision is to develop and use FOM technologies’ products and knowhow for pharmaceutical research, expanding the wide range of applications of slot-die coating.

Education:
Duke University, M.S. Electrical Engineering, (US)

Technical University of Denmark, PhD. Micro- and Nanotechnology, (DK)

 

Board

Helge Holm-Larsen

Helge Holm-Larsen

Chairman of the Board

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As managing director of SDI (Syddansk Innovation), Helge Holm-Larsen is more commited to early stage SME’s and venture investments than anybody else. With a mixed technical and commercial background, Helge 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).

Søren Ulstrup

Søren Ulstrup

Board member

su@fomtechnologies.com

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Søren Ulstrup is the grand old man within the plastic industry in Denmark. Having managed and grown his family company Ulstrup Plast for decades Søren is today managing director at the Nasdaq listed company SP Group, where he is responsible for all injection molding in the group, throughout the world. Besides that he holds numerous positions, including being chairman of the Danish Plastic Federation, member of the Danish Industry (DI) steering commitee and board member of DA.

Education:
MSc ChE, Technical University of Denmark (DK).

Signe A. Krag

Signe A. Krag

Board Member

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As Global Business Development Manager in IKEA Clean Energy Services at INGKA Group AB [SE], Signe Antvorskov Krag is a true solar power warrior. Signe is a committed leader with extensive experience in sales, commercial innovation and development of new cleantech 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 17 years, 5 years at general management level.

Education:

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

 

Knud Foldschack

Knud Foldschack

Board Member

kf@fomtechnologies.com

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Through various CEO-positions and today a number of Board positions, Knud Foldschack has always worked in an international BtB environment. Among others with technical equipment and consumables for industrial laboratories, research facilties and universities. 
Knud has extensive international experience with business optimisation, strategic development and sales and marketing.

Knud is also a partner in Executive Capital an investment partnership who acquire, develop and professionalize small and medium sized companies.

Education:
Bachelor in Foreign trade (HD-U) Copenhagen Business School (DK)

Managment Education for Top Executives, Denmark and France


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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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