Albert Niekerk was the managing partner of Global Science GmbH (2000-2016) in Germany. Albert’s capabilities relate to the strategic management of technology and innovation, specializing in knowledge transfer between industry and academia in applied sciences and technology. It includes intellectual property, business development, and the marketing of exceptional know-how, skills, and expertise in international markets.
Albert developed several proven methodologies for the advancement, enrichment, deployment and commercialization of new technologies and high-end innovation from the research environment to the business environment (research to industrialization). State of the Art information and communication technologies embedded in assessment and business planning tools support the methodologies, which significantly advance technologies’ screening, sourcing, and commercializing processes. International Universities and commercial banks endorsed these methodologies.
Albert’s ability to convert applied research results to need-satisfaction solutions for key industry players has resulted in cutting-edge inventions in the past, for which he was honored with an innovative science award in 1996 and 2004 in Germany. He also was awarded an internationally distinguished research award in 2000 at the ‘Allied Academies International Symposium in Myrtle Beach, USA. His way of converting academic knowledge into practical business value activities across functional value chains creates extreme value for companies. It advances the competitiveness of these companies through differentiation through the innovative use of new technologies in products, processes, and services. Albert developed the business concept of designing, developing, and implementing technology strategies like other business management functions, such as financial and marketing strategies. Albert is an Academic Peer Reviewer for the African Journal for Marketing Management. He was an accredited strategic business coach for the NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V.) and the KFW-Bank (Kredit für Wiederaufbau), both situated in Germany.
Albert published thirty-five (23) publications in peer-reviewed journals, compiled five (7) white papers, and developed eight (8) scientific concepts (https://independent.academia.edu/vanNiekerkAlbert). Albert devoted 30 years to applied research in Germany