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AGBC Monthly Meeting - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

AGBC June 2016 Monthly Meeting 

Topic:   The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Driving Advances in Global Technology and Innovation

Guest Speaker:  Michael Fritz, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Corporate Business Development ICT  

When:   Wednesday, 29th June, 2016

Time:    Registration starts 1830; the meeting starts at 1900, the dinner buffet around 2030. 

Where:  Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich

Price:    EUR 25.00 for members, Eur 35.00 for guests(incl. Dinner buffet)

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, more than 1.8 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of Fraunhofer's contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects.  International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.


The presentation will address the following areas:

§  Research Areas, Mission and Structure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

§  Characteristics of the »Fraunhofer Model« - why Fraunhofer is unique in the German research landscape and often referred to as blueprint for national research cooperations worldwide

§  Why cooperate with Fraunhofer and how?

§  Some project examples in the fields of Energy and ICT (information and communications technology)


Guest Speaker:  Michael Fritz, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Corporate Business Development ICT

Michael joined Fraunhofer in September 2014 in the newly set-up executive board division »Technology Marketing and Business Models«, looking after R&D co-operations between Fraunhofer and industry partners in the ICT sector.


He has 25 years of professional experience which spans from consulting, supply chain management and business operations leadership to account management/business development.


Michael graduated in Business Administration with the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. 


For more than 15 years he worked in the ICT industry, namely Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard/Compaq Computer.

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