Guido Hillebrands

Founder & Managing Director

Guido co-founded inno group in 1991, which he quickly grew and internationalized into five countries. A visionary strategist, Guido realized that there was a need to align public sector investment into basic research with the technological innovation needed by industry. He then designed and implemented the most successful German start-up initiative (KEIM) that led to the formation of more than 200 companies. His work on developing an Innovation Strategy for a region of Austria led to him managing 250 mln USD in public investment funds and was recognized as the most innovative region by the President of the European Commission. Over the last 25 years, Guido has led innovation programmmes with more than 40 renowned public institutions across Europe and has built an impressive portfolio of start-up companies many of which comprise part of the current portfolio.