Gaston is the Director of Communication, Marketing and Strategy and a member of the Management Committee at Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s National Innovation Agency. Previously, Gaston held several positions with the Agency, among others as Head of Strategy, Department Head of Innovation Management, Design & Strategic Intelligence, Head of Start-up Support and SME Performance, where he developed the programs Fit for Innovation and initiated Fit for Start.
Before re-joining Luxinnovation as the Head of Strategy, Gaston worked as a senior manager at Ernst & Young, EY Luxembourg’s business advisory practice in strategy, management and innovation. He also spent several years working in Tokyo, Japan as an industrial analyst in the field of foreign direct investment and as a consultant in Zurich advising technology-based companies in Switzerland, Austria and Germany in innovation management.
Gaston holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s degree in Business Engineering and Industrial Management, with a major in Biocompatible Material Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He authored articles on innovation and technology management, and published a book on strategic innovation management. He was a member of the expert panel for the evaluation of the European Commission’s H2020 ERC PoC Grant Program in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Gaston leads the Agency’s activities within the context of “Digital for Industry”, a joint initiative between FEDIL and Luxinnovation launched in 2016 to promote the industrial internet of things among the local business community.