Stein Christian

CEO, Ascenion GmbH

Before becoming CEO of Ascenion in 2001, Christian Stein headed the project management department at the Fraunhofer Patent Centre for German Research. Since November 2020 he is Chairman of the Board of TransferAllianz, the German Knowledge and Technology Transfer Association, representing the TTOs of around 100 scientific institutions. Christian is also a chairman of the MGC Foundation and a member of the International Strategy Committee of the American Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). From 2014 to 2016 he was President of ASTP, the European Association of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Professionals and Board Member of the global Association of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) from 2012 until 2015.

Christian Stein has founded several companies in and outside the biotechnology field. He is a consultant and advisor to various EU programs as well as regional and national expert groups, serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of ISAR Bioscience in Munich and is on the advisory board of a number of biotechnology companies.

Christian holds a PhD in molecular biology and obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Management of Intellectual Property Law from QMW in London.