FlexiGrid gets a new energy injection by adding business development expert Douglas Almquist, to the team. Douglas takes over as the new project manager. – FlexiGrid is in a good position to create new business opportunities for the energy sector in Europe, he says.

With start October 1st, IMCG-employed Douglas Almquist takes the role of project manager for FlexiGrid.
– FlexiGrid is a complex project with actors across Europe. My goal is that we together will contribute to knowledge and technology that will be put to use by our participating power grid operators and also create a ripple effect for more renewable in the power grids controlled by operators outside the project, says Douglas Almquist.

My goal is that we together will contribute to knowledge and technology that will be put to use by our participating power grid operators

Douglas Almquist has extensive experience in leading international collaborative projects with partners from various sectors of society. He has worked on a number of Triple Helix projects and European Interreg projects. With a background in business development, he has a broad understanding of the entire innovation chain. To achieve impact from the technology and knowledge that is produced by the project, he mentions communication as an important part.
– The companies we are working with are large and crucial for society. They work towards long-term time horizons. We need to make them understand the benefits, but also how to absorb the project’s products. That is why active and focused communication is extremely important, he says.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 864048.

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