Marc studied chemistry and pursued a classical research career in academia and industry. In the early 2000’s he was leading the innovation activities of a company active in the photographic business, who was fighting the disruptive changes introduced to this industry by the breakthrough developments of digital cameras and electronic displays. In his function he was responsible for strategy development, external collaborations, new customer contacts and innovation management. In 2009 he joined the newly founded Adolphe Merkle Institute for Nanotechnology in Fribourg, where he helped to build the organization and today is Associate Director & Head of Technology Transfer. He is also very active in the promotion of innovation in different functions in professional and volunteer organizations and believes in the worth of training the next generation of innovators.