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Andrew Carstens

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Carstens

Andrew Carstens is an engineer with an MBA, having worked in engineering, venture capital and management consulting over the last 30 years. In 2005 he was a founder of Envista Pty Ltd, an information technology company serving Defence and National Security clients. Envista grew rapidly and was eventually acquired by Australia’s fourth largest employer Downer EDI Ltd in 2018 to form Downer Defence Systems. In recent years, Andrew has pursued other growth business opportunities as an investor and director, including open source intelligence services business Worldstack, and reg-tech company CastlePoint, along with investments in a range of innovative companies in sectors including battery, solar, soil conditioning and carbon capture, as well as a craft brewery. Andrew invested in Greatcell Energy.

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Polycarpos Falaras

EU Project Advisor

Polycarpos Falaras

Polycarpos Falaras is Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”-NCSRD (Athens, Greece), working on nanomaterials and nanotechnology-driven processes for solar energy conversion to electricity (third generation solar cells: perovskite, dye-sensitized, quantum dot,) and environmental protection (photocatalysis, membrane reactors). In parallel, he is teaching Physical Chemistry at the Hellenic Open University. Polycarpos was the Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at NCSRD (2007-2012) and has been involved (including coordination) in many EU (HORIZON 2020, FP7, FP6) and National projects. In 2014 he received the prestigious PSIPW “Alternative Water Resources” Award and since 2018 his serves as Associate Editor of Applied Catalysis B Environmental (I.F.: 19.503) journal.