Nicolas Keutgen

Chief Innovation Officer/Founder

Schr├ęder-Hyperion, Portugal

Nicolas Keutgen began his career with Schréder in 2010, working in the Americas and Central & Eastern Europe before becoming Chief Innovation Officer in 2016. His dedication to the company goes back much further: founded over a century ago, Schréder is a family-run company and Nicolas represents the fourth generation to be involved.

His experience of working worldwide has resulted in a passion for smart cities, sustainability and innovation. Nicolas’ involvement in various social entrepreneurship projects, makes him a believer in the transformative power of technologies helping to create safe, inclusive spaces that improve accessibility.

In 2019, he founded Schréder Hyperion, a scale-up that has been created to accompany Schréder’s customers to plan urban spaces, repurpose existing infrastructure and develop luminaire-based digital systems that offer new services to citizens and city managers based on open and interoperable technology. Pushing back the limits of traditional public lighting. Prior to joining Schréder, Nicolas worked for 10 years with Schneider Electric in a wide variety of capacities. He holds a management engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain as well as a CEMS Master’s degree from ESADE, Barcelona.

Nicolas Keutgen

Chief Innovation Officer/Founder

Schr├ęder-Hyperion, Portugal

Nicolas Keutgen began his career with Schréder in 2010, working in the Americas and Central & Eastern Europe before becoming Chief Innovation Officer in 2016. His dedication to the company goes back much further: founded over a century ago, Schréder is a family-run company and Nicolas represents the fourth generation to be involved.

His experience of working worldwide has resulted in a passion for smart cities, sustainability and innovation. Nicolas’ involvement in various social entrepreneurship projects, makes him a believer in the transformative power of technologies helping to create safe, inclusive spaces that improve accessibility.

In 2019, he founded Schréder Hyperion, a scale-up that has been created to accompany Schréder’s customers to plan urban spaces, repurpose existing infrastructure and develop luminaire-based digital systems that offer new services to citizens and city managers based on open and interoperable technology. Pushing back the limits of traditional public lighting. Prior to joining Schréder, Nicolas worked for 10 years with Schneider Electric in a wide variety of capacities. He holds a management engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain as well as a CEMS Master’s degree from ESADE, Barcelona.