Prof. Dr. Olga Papathanasiou
Photovoltaic-technology expert

RENAC - Renewables Academy AG

Renac
    The Renewables Academy AG - RENAC - in Berlin provides training and further education for engineers, investors, sales staff, lawyers, management, project developers and decision makers in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. RENAC's goal is to disseminate the excellent expertise available in Germany for the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology, domestically and internationally. The Berlin-based company wants its education program to contribute to the plan of a sustainable worldwide energy supply system.

Master of Science: Global Production Engineering for Solar Technology

    GPE-Solar is a two-year master program in English, offered by the TU Berlin. The degree program offers comprehensive qualification in the solar technologies photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. The course of studies is oriented around the requirements in commercial practice and takes all steps of the value-creating process into account; from production technology for solar components and planning, installation and operation of solar facilities to management, financing, law and marketing.

Patent Attorney & European Trademark And Design Attorney
Dipl.-Ing. Jan H. Stütz

Stuetz

    Patent Attorney & European Trademark And Design Attorney Dipl.-Ing. Jan H. Stütz studied energy and process engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2009 the Patent Law Firm STÜTZ supports both Startups, and steeped in tradition companies comprehensively and engaged regarding all questions of the intellectual property law. Beside the prosecution, defense and enforcement of patent rights the Patent Law Firm STÜTZ helps companies to develop its individual patent right strategy in order to obtain an optimum legal security while considdering the cost-efficiency. Mr. STÜTZ is member of the Federal Association of German Patent Lawyers and the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI).

    Languages: German, English and Spanish

US intellectual property and corporate law expert
Leslie Williams

    Shaub & Williams LLP is an intellectual property and corporate law firm, and provide services in both legal consulting for firms which are building or expanding their businesses as well as dispute resolution in state and federal court and arbitration. The firm has counseled clients in the IT and semiconductor industries, and more recently, has worked with renewable energy companies, especially from Germany.
    For the past 15 years, Leslie Williams has advised German and other European clients on establishing and developing their businesses in California and the U.S. You will find further information about the firm at www.sw-law.com.