Prof Richard Hoogenboom
Inventor of XTPL technology, one of the world’s best specialists in cutting-edge technologies of solar cell production and technologies based on nanomaterials. For nearly 10 years, he worked for the most prestigious international hi-tech research facilities and businesses such as Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), ECN (the Netherlands), ANU (Australia), Kingstone Semiconductor Company Ltd. (China).
He supervised research in close collaboration with the largest enterprises from the photovoltaic sector in Europe, Asia and the U.S. He received numerous awards and grants, e.g. the Burgen scholarship (Akademia Europea), the grant of the Foundation for Polish Science, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant for eminent young scientists, the German DAAD’s grant and the prestigious LIDER research grant from the National Centre for Research and Development.
He is a member of the renowned Young Academy of Europe and he was included among top European innovators (“New Europe 100 Challengers”). Winner of the 16th edition of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 competition. He received the award for his work on breakthrough technology, which has a serious chance to change the world for the better.
He also won in the New Business category, in which the award was granted for using his own scientific experience to create an innovative product on a global scale. He authored 70 academic publications and submitted 30 international patent applications and patents.