Emerald Technology Ventures is a globally recognized brand for venture investments in energy, water and materials.
Since 2006, Helge has been responsible for Emerald’s water activities – defining strategy, driving investment processes and supporting portfolio companies. He currently serves on the board of Pure Technologies (TSX: PUR) and has acted as an advisor and board observer to inge watertechnologies, AquaSpy, the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company and Takadu. Helge is a co-founder and steering committee member of the Innovation Program of the International Water Association (IWA) and was one of the initial members of the Smart Water Network (SWAN) Forum.
Prior to joining Emerald, Helge conducted research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (eawag) in the Environmental Engineering Division. He also worked at the German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute and participated in various water projects in South America.
Helge holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.