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Mark Harris

CEO / Founder / Partner

Prof. Dr. Mark Harris is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry and in entrepreneurship. Prof. Harris recently retired from Intel to follow his passion in entrepreneurship and in new venture creation. While at Intel, Prof. Harris built Intel's global Technology Entrepreneurship program together with UC Berkeley California's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. During this period Prof. Harris experienced first hand the difficulties, especiallly in Europe, of building entrepreneurial Eco-Systems. Addressing this area has become Prof. Harris' passion which resulted in founding innoVaventures. innoVaventures is a globally active New Venture Enabler. The mission is to support young new ventures throughout their journey from a start-up to a scalable enterprise. innoVaventures' services span from light weight coaching,mentoring, consulting through Summer Schools and Boot Camps to heavy lifting access support to global markets. innoVaventures has a network of over 100 experts who can "on demand" deliver the required services or fill an essential interims advisory/board function.

Prof. Harris holds Master Degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Technical University in Munich. He also holds Adjunct Professorships in Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University in Sofia, the Politehnica University in Bucharest and the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim Germany. He is also an expert for the Executive MBA Program at the Technical University of Munich and is a Senior Fellow at the International Entrepreneurship Academy Intentac. Prof. Harris is also on the executive board of Informatics Europe as well as on advisory boards of collaborating or invested companies. Since February 2012 Prof. Harris is also General Partner of GFP (Global Faculty Partners) Management Oy (ltd.) Finland. GFP Management Oy is the parent organization to "GFP for Problems worth solving LP".