Meet the team

Philippe Funk

Philippe Funk

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Mission Director, Project Manager, Researcher,

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." (Albert Einstein)

Philippe FUNK is one of our proud veteran founding team members. We're thankful for the many years of experience and skills he brings to the forefront in helping our research grow and evolve.

As an analytical, cross-functional, multilingual, and proactive professional with more than 15 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table. His work experience in various industries such as research, technology, gaming, legal, and business has enhanced his capacity for strategic visioning and detail-oriented. Philippe Funk is focused and driven regarding work, but he is also passionate about traveling and learning new languages. Committed to personal improvement with the goal of value innovation and change.

​He works as a Project Manager & Accredited Information Technology Trainer for Continuing Education by the Ministry of Education, Children, and Youth of Luxembourg and is a Doctoral Researcher. His core competencies are blockchain, cybersecurity, information technology, law, and management, and he holds more than 70 diplomas and certifications in various areas, such as a Master of Science in Global Management. He is simultaneously studying for a Master of Cybersecurity and a Doctorate of Business Administration. ​Philippe Funk also publishes research papers and presents scientific research at science conferences.

Cross-functional expertize:

  • Business Administration, blockchain,

  • cybersecurity,

  • information technology,

  • law,

  • management,

  • project and programme management,

  • application and systems.

Philippe Funk: 

  • European Union External Expert to the European Commission,

  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology Expert, 

  • NASA - Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NASA-NSPIRES) Associate Member,

  • UACES: University Association for Contemporary European Studies Ph.D. Researcher Member,

  • EonD Expert,

  • Techspert.io Expert, 

  • Gerson Lehrman Group Council Member,

  • Blockchain Council Member,

  • EAI - European Alliance for Innovation Member,

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) member,

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member, 

  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Member,

  • Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Member,

  • BNVKI-AIABN: Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI-AIABN) Member.

His main industry-related certifications are:

  • CompTIA Security+,

  • IBM Certified Cybersecurity Analyst, 

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Professional (LSSBB),

  • Homeland and Cybersecurity Specialization by University of Colorado System,

  • Certified Blockchain Expert™,

  • Kaseya Certified Technician,

  • Certified Information Security Professional (CISS),

  • BPMN 2.0 Efficient Business Process Modelling, et al.

In addition to being a cross-functional expert, Philippe Funk also achieved  the following:

  • was the first luxembourgish national to win an award back in 2015 in the USA for his adventure game app,

  • has won more than 40 international film awards, music awards, and music video awards as a music producer and film director - in total, more than 80 official selections at film festivals,

  • invented an alternative to the Sudoku game: Sukeima,

  • painting artist since 2001,

  • shoe designer.

Frédéric Thill

Frédéric Thill

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Astronomer, Project Manager, Researcher.

Experienced and trustworthy. Fred THILL is a veteran and founding member of our team. We are also thankful for the many years of experience and skills he brings to the forefront in helping our research grow and evolve. He is expanding his knowledge in astrobiology and the programming language python.

Cross-functional expertize:

  • amateur radio,

  • astronomy,

  • automation,

  • electronics,

  • high voltage,

  • magnetic field research,

  • mineralogy,

  • occultation

  • and spectroscopy.

Frédéric Thill:

  • Astronomie Centre Ardenne (ACA) Member,

  • International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) Member,

  • BRAMS member.

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