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Jan Balac

I chose the Technology Policy programme to get a better understanding of how technologies are brought to the market, with a view of working in the start-up or venture capital area after graduation.
Jan Balac
Jan Balac

"I chose the Technology Policy programme to get a better understanding of how technologies are brought to the market, with a view of working in the start-up or venture capital area after graduation. That was somewhat wishful but I learned a great deal about technology management and innovation in general.

"I went on to work for a small cleantech consultancy, where I analyse and help introduce new technologies in the energy industry. On the side, I've been helping a local political party with their S&T policy. The MPhil in Technology Policy gave me a solid academic background for both of these jobs and I am very happy to have been on it."

Biography

Jan comes from the Czech Republic and has a bachelor's degree in government and economics from the London School of Economics. He worked first in education, running projects that experimented with new technologies in the classroom and then moved to the energy sector, contracting carbon credits from clean energy projects.

Programme

MPhil Technology Policy 2009

Country

Czech Republic

Company

Project Manager, LEEF Technologies

Education

London School of Economics