Executive Director - Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Bauer is leading the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), a research organization with about 650 employees, as the Executive Director. He is in charge of research and implementation projects in the fields of innovation research, technology management, live and work in the future and smarter cities. As a member of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, and other various committees, he advises government and industry on technology management and innovation policy management.
He is a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the European Commission and a Co-Head of the Working Group Future of Work and Human-Machine Interaction of the Plattform Lernende Systeme – Germany‘s Platform for Artificial Intelligence.
As an author, he has over 400 scientific and technical publications to his name. Since 2016, he has been advising the state government of Baden-Wuerttemberg on innovation policy issues as its “Commissioner for Technology. He is an associate lecturer at the Universities of Stuttgart and Hannover. In 2012, Prof. Bauer received the honour of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg as a “Day after Tomorrow Maker”.
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