After earning a degree as engineer, Luc Schmerber first worked as consultant for the Innovation Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lyon (France). There he focused his activities on the cooperation between SMEs, research organisations and technology providers in the framework of innovation and research projects. During his six years in Lyon he actively assisted a variety of projects involving a total of over 200 companies.
Luc Schmerber joined the Inno-group in 2000 and has been performing management assistance in a multitude of complex, cross-institutional research projects and publicly funded research programmes since then. In the framework of his activities at Inno he has acquired specialised knowledge in the fields of regional economic development, incubation and start-up centres, clusters and cluster initiatives, management of European research and innovation projects.