Dr. Bernard GINDROZ

Dr. Bernard GINDROZ

  • Belgium

  • French, English, German, Italian
  • gindrozb@gmail.com
ISO lead of the IEC/ISO/ITU Joint Smart CIties Task Force (JSCTF)
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Circular Economy
    > Climate Adaptation
    > Digital Transformation
    > Energy Transition
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation



Dr. Bernard GINDROZ is, since 2014, an independent consultant on Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Smart Cities and Communities and Transport, with a special focus on innovation, policies, standardization and digitalization.

Dr. Bernard GINDROZ is very active in standardization, as Chairman of several Technical Committees and bodies, including in the energy sector (CEN/CENELEC SFEM), smart cities (ISO TC 268 and CEN/CENELEC/ETSI SF SSCC), hydrogen (CEN/CENELEC JTC6), blockchain.

Among its smart and sustainable cities and communities related activities, he is chairing an international club of cities (ISSCC), contributing to UN SDGs and towards carbon neutrality.

He is also active in the Coordination Groups for, respectively, Circular Economy, Eco Design and resources efficiency.

He coordinated an international consortium of stakeholders towards developing battery swappable systems for urban e-mobility (Light cat of vehicles).

Bernard is an EU expert in Adaptation to Climate Change, hydrogen technologies and infrastructures, as well as in circular economy and smart & Sustainable Development of Cities and Communities (with several mandates, including in support of setting national circular economy strategies and framework programs), a projects’ evaluator of several EU research and innovation programs, and initiative leader in the Smart Cities Market Place, former EIP SCC (European Innovative Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities), on Integrated Planning, Management, KPIs and benchmarking (Best practices towards replication and scaling-up). He has been the EU representative of EEA – European Energy Award – for 10 years.

Dr. Bernard GINDROZ has been involved in Innovation, policy and competitiveness issues for more than 30 years. He has been working for the French Navy, then the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) as Regional Director, Head of Industry and innovative technologies Department, Deputy Director Sustainable Cities and Territories and Director Energy, Air and Noise.

Dr. Bernard GINDROZ is a Mechanical Engineer (EPFL). He got a master in applied/industrial mathematics and a PhD in the field of energy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Dr. Bernard GINDROZ has been teaching and leading research programs as Professor in several technology Institutes, engineering schools and at the French Naval Academy.