This is another interview in a series of conversations with the InnoVentum Team members called "Who are we at InnoVentum?" and today let me introduce to you our newest Team member - Tino Sperk.
Tino focuses on the German market, but also takes part in preparation of technical solutions for other customers and helps with installations. He is a professional and individual with many talents that became a fantastic addition to the InnoVentum Team, which I am sure you'll appreciate after reading this interview with Tino.
Ala Kazlova (AK): Tell us a little bit about yourself – what is your background, family history, education, travels, interests in life – please make a small introduction.
Tino Sperk (TS): Born in Germany in 1984, I grew up with my parents and my younger brother in the countryside, in a little village with the cute name Billroda. As kids we spent a lot of time with friends outdoors in the fields and forests. Later I did an apprenticeship as electrician. After my graduation in 2004 I found that the popularity of renewable energy technologies in Germany was enormous. So I decided to study renewable energy at the University of Applied Science in Nordhausen, Germany. The study was a very good mix of theoretical and practical subjects and gave me comprehensive knowledge in this field of study.
During my holidays I always take the chance to travel. I did some very good road trips across the countries of Eastern Europe. Furthermore, I’ve got the chance to go to Mozambique – amazing!
After my study, I worked as an engineer for the solar module manufacturer Bosch Solar Energy and for a big utility company in Erfurt. Both companies gave me the chance to enhance my knowledge and to manage solar and wind power projects.
In 2015 it was time for me to travel again, but this time I planned for a longer than a usual holiday trip. I decided to step out to do work and travel through the north of Europe. I bought an old bus and prepared for my discovery trip. In spring 2015 it was time to start! I’ve got the chance to explore Iceland, Norway and Sweden with their different cultural and natural features. And not to forget, I was able to pursue my favourite hobby – playing the guitar.
I don’t know why but the main target from the beginning was Sweden. After this trip I applied for a job at InnoVentum.