Dieter Hirdes

Head of Research and Innovation


Dieter Hirdes is an ICT specialist with 25 years of experience in project management and system development of ICT systems for the energy sector. He is a co-founder of Smart Innovation Norway and of the NCE Smart Energy Markets cluster and served as Project Manager in its first years. From 2003 to 2011, he was CEO of Smart Innovation Norway, now serving as the Head of Research & Innovation of the company, with a track record of 25+ SmartGrid and Storage related R&I projects totalling 120M€ in project revenues. Among other, Dieter is the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 projects EMPOWER and INVADE and a member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy for the European Commission.
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