Krisztina Beer is the new head of knowledge and technology transfer of NRP 66

After four years as head of knowledge and technology transfer of NRP 66 "Resource Wood", Thomas Bernhard stepped down from his post at the end of May. His colleague and successor Krisztina Beer has been closely involved in the programme since research started and she is looking forward to her new responsibilities.

At its meeting on 5 May 2015, Division IV (Programmes) of the National Research Council accepted the resignation of Thomas Bernhard and appointed his successor Krisztina Beer, who had been recommended by the Steering Committee. Thomas Bernhard decided to resign because he is assuming more management tasks in his own business; he continues as deputy head of KTT, however, and remains in charge of certain tasks.

Since 1 June 2015, Krisztina Beer (Dr. rer. pol., born in 1975) is the new head of knowledge and technology transfer. She graduated in economics and German studies and holds a doctorate in public finance from the University of Fribourg. Since 2009 she has worked at IC Infraconsult AG, an independent and interdisciplinary planning and advisory business in Bern. In addition to her knowledge in economics, administration and research, she has valuable experience in moderation and communication. She has worked closely with the previous head of knowledge and technology transfer since the beginning of the research activities.

Towards the end of the research phase, communication and implementation of research results are the main focus of knowledge and technology transfer. In the next few months, there will be greater emphasis on the dialogue platforms dedicated to specific topics. The aim is to collect input for the up-coming synthesis process beginning in spring 2016.