Dr. Adriaens is Director at CleanTech Acceleration Partners, a business investment services firm, and Director of the Global CleanTech Custer Association (GCCA), focused on open innovation and economic development by screening, repositioning and connecting best in class Cleantech clusters and companies. He is co-developer (with T. Faley) of the KeyStone Compact™, a startup positioning and investment analysis tool that has been applied on more than 400 early and later stage CleanTech companies in North America, Asia, and Europe. Aside from GCCA, its clients include OnGreen, a broker for Chinese venture capital in US cleantech startups. He founded Global CleanTech LLC, and executive education and legal advising firm, and is Director of Asian Operations at LimnoTech, an environmental services company focused on business water risks in the US and China.
He is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the Ross School of Business. His professional appointments include past-President of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors (AEESP), and a member-by-eminence of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering. Following a 20-year career focused on validating laboratory-based bioremediation, environmental sensing and green building technologies in the field, his current work focuses on CleanTech innovation and entrepreneurship. He teaches courses on Business Models, Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals, CleanTech Venture Assessment, and Sustainability Finance.