Dr. Michael Brandkamp is General Partner of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund in 2020. He has been one of the initiators and spokesperson for the management of High-Tech Gründerfonds from 09/2005 to 31.12.2019. Before working for High-Tech Gründerfonds he worked as Departmental Director for Innovation Financing and Investment within the KfW Banking Group and as Managing Director and Head of the Berlin office of tbg Technologie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH. Dr. Michael Brandkamp studied Economics at the Universities of Münster, Nairobi and Bonn. As a research associate he was awarded a doctorate at the Technical University of Freiberg (Saxony) on Technologies for Innovative Start-up Enterprises.