THE EXPERT TEAM OF THE INVENTORS’ CENTRE NORTH GERMANY

EZN’s team consists of employees with many years of experience, who will help you turn your idea into reality. Graduate engineers from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, horticulture and process engineering evaluate the prospects of success of new technologies, analyse the entrepreneurial prerequisites and the market situation, support the economic implementation, carry out research and development projects and accompany the marketing of new products and processes.

 

Senior Management

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DIPL.-ING. ANDREAS DEUTSCH
Managing Director

deutsch@ezn.de

Andreas Deutsch has been employed by EZN since 1987. He has become a partner in 2002; and been acting as managing director since January 2002, initially for the subsidiary TEMACON and, since 2007, for EZN. Mr. Deutsch studied mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig. After his studies, his tasks at EZN included informing and advising entrepreneurs and scientists reegarding the innovation process and intellectual property rights management, initiating and supporting funding projects as well as R&D projects, analysing innovative projects and marketing new technologies worldwide. In addition to his work as managing director, he completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property” and earned the title of “Patent Engineer”. Furthermore, Mr. Deutsch has been “Registered Technology Transfer Professional” of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) since 2015.

DR.-ING. TOBIAS BRAUNSBERGER
Managing Director

braunsberger@ezn.de

Dr. Tobias Braunsberger has been with EZN since 2008. He has been a partner since 2014 and managing director since 2019. After studying electrical engineering in Braunschweig and Toulouse (France) and obtaining his doctorate at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Dr. Braunsberger completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property” and, thus, earned the title of “Patent Engineer”. Since 2019 he has been registered as a Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP). His tasks at EZN include the analysis of innovative projects and the technology evaluation, intellectual property rights management and the marketing of new technologies, the organisation and implementation of information events, the preparation of potential analyses and implementation concepts, the application for subsidies and their administrative handling, as well as the participation in network sessions and networking (vtn and TechnologieAllianz).

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DR.-ING. CHRISTIAN ECKARDT
Partner and retired Managing Director

eckardt@ezn.de

Dr. Christian Eckardt has been with EZN since 1983. He has become a partner in 1987 and acted as managing director from 2002 to 2015. After studying mechanical engineering at the former Technical University of Hanover, Dr. Eckardt worked as a test engineer in engine testing at the MAN-factory in Braunschweig (formerly Büssing) and was responsible for component testing for MAN and Büssing diesel truck engines. He then obtained his doctorate at the former TU Hannover. His areas of responsibility at EZN are the supervision of funding projects, the innovation management, the preparation of technology reports and the participation in network sessions.

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DIPL.-ING. PETER STEUERBERG
Authorized Signatory

steuerberg@ezn.de

Peter Steuerberg has been working for EZN since 1985. Since May 2002, he has been a partner and authorized signatory. After studying civil engineering at the University of Hanover, his areas of responsibility at EZN include the management of innovative projects, the implementation and administration of funding projects (among other things as project sponsor), the provision of information and advice to companies and universities regarding the innovation process and the management of intellectual property rights, the preparation, organisation and conducting of trade fairs and events, as well as public relations work and cooperation in the SIGNO Partner Network and in the dti e.V. In addition to his activities at EZN, Mr. Steuerberg completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property Law” and, thus, acquired the title of “Patent Engineer”.

DR.-ING. HANNS KACHE
Authorized Signatory

kache@ezn.de

Since 2013, Dr. Hanns Kache has been a technical and scientific employee at EZN. He has been a partner since 2017 and an authorized signatory since 2018. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover in 2008, Dr. Kache worked as a research assistant at the IPH – Institute for Integrated Production, Hanover. In 2014, he successfully completed his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the Leibniz University of Hanover. In the same year, he completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property Law” and, thus, acquired the title of “Patent Engineer”. His responsibilities at EZN include project management, intellectual property rights management, consulting and providing information for companies and universities, as well as processing and managing research and development projects and funding projects of the state and federal government, and the EU.

 

Staff

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DIPL.-ING. SUSANNE DEUTSCH
Project Manager

s.deutsch@ezn.de

Susanne Deutsch has been a technical and scientific employee at EZN since 2007. After training as a technical assistant at the Federal Research Centre for Agriculture in Braunschweig, she studied horticulture at the University of Hanover. Her tasks at EZN include advising companies and universities on innovation processes, assessing technology, searching databases, managing intellectual property rights and marketing technology. In addition, she completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property Law” and ,thus, earned the title of “Patent Engineer”.

CORINNA MEINHEIT
Project Manager

meinheit@ezn.de

Corinna Meinheit has been employed by EZN since 2008. After her training as a legal and notary assistant, Mrs. Meinheit worked as a clerk in law firms. Her areas of responsibility in EZN’s administration include the organisation of operational processes, the documentation and the project and intellectual property rights management using the PatOrg database. Alongside her professional commitment, Mrs. Meinheit completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property” and, thus, earned the title of “Patent Referent”.

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KATHARINA SCHULTZE
Project Manager

schultze@ezn.de

Katharina Schultze has been working for EZN since 2010. After completing her training as a legal and notary assistant, Mrs. Schultze worked as a debt collection clerk and, later, as an assistant to the management board. Alongside her professional commitment, she completed further training as a business economist (VWA) at the Leibniz Academy in Hanover. Her responsibilities at EZN include the organisation of internal and external business processes as well as project and intellectual property rights management using the PatOrg database. In addition to her activities at EZN, Mrs. Schultze completed the distance study course “Intellectual Property” and, thus, earned the title of “Patent Referent”.

NIKLAS DEUTSCH, M. SC.
Project Manager

n.deutsch@ezn.de

Niklas Deutsch has been employed by EZN since 2017. After completing his studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Leibniz University of Hannover, he has been working as a technical-scientific employee for EZN since 2019. His areas of responsibility at EZN are the consulting of companies and universities in the innovation process, the technology assessment, the research of databases, the protection of intellectual property rights and the technology marketing.

DR.-ING. CHRISTOPH GAEBEL
Project Manager

gaebel@ezn.de

Dr. Christoph Gaebel has become a technical-scientific employee at EZN in 2019. After completing his mechanical engineering studies at the Leibniz University of Hanover in 2011, Dr. Gaebel worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines until 2017, and successfully completed his doctorate in mechanical engineering in the same year. He then worked as a project manager for an international automotive supplier until 2019. His areas of responsibility at EZN are the consulting of companies and universities in the innovation process, the technology assessment, the research of databases, in the protection of intellectual property rights and the technology marketing.

ALEXANDRA BÖLTER
Projekt Manager

boelter@ezn.de

Alexandra Bölter has been employed by EZN since 2019. Mrs. Bölter completed her training as a lawyer and notary clerk in a law firm. Her responsibilities within EZN’s administration include project management, marketing, trade fair organization and documentation.

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