About us

SET Technology GmbH, founded in 2007, is a technology transfer company located in Germany. As a collaboration partner for research and development organizations and universities, SET delivers implementation and commercialization services on customer requirement.

SET‘s mission is to create a bridge between the academic and economic world. Active business development, creative solutions for implementation and close project support will help innovation and inventors to reach economic success. Read more ...

SET’s core business focus is on commercialization of proven technologies and the development and commercialization of Intellectual Properties. Also, SET offers business development to industrial partners and companies based on new innovations and network opportunities.

In addition to its core market – Germany / Europe – SET has subsidiaries in the U.S., the Gulf region (main basis in Kuwait) and in Asia with a representation in Hongkong to serve the main markets China and Korea.

During the last years SET developed and established a wide network with international partners. In the area of IP commercialization SET formed partnerships with IP Funds in Seattle – US, Ideabridge Seoul – Korea. For spin-off and project development SET creates connections to IP Group, London, the international Global Cleantech Cluster Association. A long term and successful cooperation was formed with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) to create, manage and execute R&D opportunities for local and regional companies in the GCC region.

For financial opportunities and alternative investments SET works in and on collaborations not only with SEAF Fund, Washington D.C. – US, several Wealth Funds and Family Offices, but also with organizations in the public sector.

In 2016 SET started the major topic „Smart City“ with an own subsidiary company as member of the Fraunhofer initiative „Morgenstadt / M:CI Network“ to break down this headline to real projects and execution. With this subsidiary SET completed the full value chain of Technology Transfer with a real deployment structure and profitable investment vehicle.
This entity will act as an „Evergreen Fund“ based on single project investments.

Mid and long term strategy of SET is to establish a successful Technology Transfer model, driven by deployment structures and options like „smart city“ and to establish own technology platforms and spin-offs in major technical areas like water, food and storage.



Thomas Hermsdorfer

Dipl.-Kfm. (business graduate)

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  • CEO of SET companies
  • Business strategy
  • Business development and sales strategies
  • Finance and fundraising
  • Founder of several companies and start-ups
  • Former Congressman (15 years) of the German State of Saxony
  • Drive Business incubators to link industry and R&D institutions
  • Several leading positions in committees for public households, finance and R&D


Erik Nestler

Diploma in business administration

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  • Controlling, accounting
  • HR and legal affairs
  • Authorized officer
  • Managing director of several companies in administration
  • Head of back office and HR for more than 10 years
  • Legal advisory in project management
  • Interims management

CBO & CEO SET Asset Management GmbH

Dr. Michael Täger

Physician, Immunologist, MD, PhD

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  • Managing Director BMD Life Sciences GmbH
  • CEO TBioMed
  • life science portfolio focused on translational activities, business development and market access
  • research on chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer immunotherapy
  • drug development pioneering new therapeutic options for neurodegeneration, chronic inflammation and cancer

CTO & Tech Transfer, Project Processing

Daniel von Ramin-Marro


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  • Experience in a highly modern production environment within the photovoltaic industry
  • Experience as team leader with technical direction of a team of engineers, cooperating in yield management teams and with responsibility for achieving production goals and process improvement
  • Experience as assistant operations manager of a unit constituting up to 120 employees
  • Native English speaker

Office Manager

Jacqueline Krauss

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  • Office Management
  • Registration
  • Reception
  • Organization administrative processes

Management of IT Technologies

Detlef Hastik

Degree in computer science and mathematics

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  • ICT
  • Smart technologies
  • Smart industry
  • Music and media industry
  • Mobile and telecommunications
  • Cloud computing
  • IT security
  • Management of market-specific hardware and software projects
  • Entrepreneur (since secondary schools)

SET Advisory Board

The Advisory Board supports the consulting and management work at SET projects. Cooperation partners are also included.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis
Advisory Board Chairman Director, Fraunhofer Institute IKTS, Dresden

Dr. John Preston
CEO TEM Capital, Boston; former Director of Tech Transfer MIT

Dr. Robert Cresanti
CEO International Franchise Org (IFA), Washington

Dr. Nikolaus Petersen
Legal Advisor, Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Bjoern Wolf
Helmholtz Organization, Technology Transfer Office, Germany

Tarek Sultan
CEO, Agility, Kuwait

Wafaá Al-Zaabi
Director Finance and Planning, Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), Kuwait

Greg Smith
CFO IP Group London, UK


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