Dr. Spyros Economou

President & General Director
Center for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving

Spyros Economou is the President of the BoD and General Director of CRES from September 2019. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium, 1995) and a Diploma Engineering degree in Mining and Metallurgy from the National Technical University of Athens (1989). He has worked at Research Centers (CERTH and CERECO), Industry (PyroGenesis, Raycap and Terragon Gulf) and as a Business Consultant (ecoinnovations) in Greece, Canada, Belgium and UAE.

Dr. Economou is experienced in policy making for Energy Efficiency (2016-present) and is an independent expert at the European Commission from 2012 till today, for Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) and SME Instrument innovative projects in the field of Energy.

He is a founding member of the Hellenic Society of Biomaterials (2004) and an elected member of the Hellenic Society of Ceramics (1999-2000). He has served as General Director and member of the Board of Directors. at the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME, 2009-2010).

Dr. Economou is an Advisory Board member at Falex Tribology NV (Belgium). He has extensive experience in R&D project management and commercialization of the results of 27 European and National projects. He has more than 40 publications in the fields of Energy, Environment and Materials Science.