51a Authors

Professor_Gausemeier Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Gausemeier

Is a senior professor at Paderborn University’s Heinz Nixdorf Institute. His work focuses on strategic production planning and systems engineering. He was a speaker of the Special research program 614 ‘Self-optimising systems in mechanical engineering’ and a member of the German Science Council from 2009 until 2015. Jürgen Gausemeier is the Initiator and a board member of the consultancy company UNITY AG. He is an acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering member since 2003 and Vice President since 2012.
Furthermore, Jürgen Gausemeier chairs the board of the BMBF excellence cluster ‘Intelligent Technical Systems East Westphalia-Lippe (ITS OWL)’.

Professor Gausemeier was in charge of the INBENZHAP project related to developing the forecast.


Prof-Klocke Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Fritz Klocke

Is a university professor leading the chair of ‘Technology of manufacturing processes’ and is a member of the board of directors of the Laboratory for Machine Tool and Production Engineering WZL at RWTH Aachen University. Professor Klocke was Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University from 2001–2002 and president of the International Academy for Production Technologies in 2007 (CIRP). He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Hanover, the University of Thessaloniki and Keio University. He has been awarded the Fraunhofer Medal and the Eli Whitney Productivity  Award (SME). He is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Fellow of RWTH Aachen University.

Professor Klocke was in charge of the INBENZHAP project related to developing the international benchmark.


Duelme M.Sc. Christian Dülme

Born 1986, studied industrial engineering with a focus on mechanical engineering in the course of a dual program at the University of Paderborn. Since October 2013, he has worked as a member of the research staff at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute as part of Professor Gausemeier’s ‘Strategic planning and innovation management’ team. His research focuses on Industrie 4.0, potential identification and product strategy and especially the  reconfiguration of product portfolios. He is currently working on several research and  industry projects in these fields.

Mr. Dülme was responsible for the forecast in the INBENZHAP project and conducted expert interviews with a focus on Brazil, China, Germany and  Japan.


Eckelt M.Sc. Daniel Eckelt

Born 1988, studied industrial engineering with a focus on innovation and development management at the University of Paderborn. Since January 2013, he has worked as a member of the research staff at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute as part of Professor Gausemeier’s ‘Strategic planning and innovation management’ team. His research focuses on Industrie  4.0, strategic IP-management and innovation management in multi-stakeholder organisations. He is currently working on several research and industry projects in the above fields as well as for policy and social consultants.

Mr. Eckelt coordinated the INBENZHAP  project and was responsible for the forecast. He conducted expert interviews with a Focus  on Brazil, China, Germany and Japan.


Kabasci Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Patrick Kabasci

Born 1985, is a member of the research staff in the technology management unit at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen. Furthermore, he is product manager for knowledge management systems at the KEX Knowledge Exchange AG. He conducted numerous consultancy projects in the fields of technology management and Industrie 4.0/Internet of Things for companies in the construction, automotive and aerospace  engineering industries. His research focus lies on technology scanning around disruptive  technologies.

Mr. Kabasci coordinated the INBENZHAP project’s international Benchmark and conducted expert interviews with a focus on the USA, Singapore, China and Japan.


Dr. Martina Kohlhuber

Born 1975, has been a research consultant with acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering since February 2013. She works in the technologies unit and coordinates the acatech network’s product development and production, material science and materials engineering, as well as nanotechnology. She studied sociology and public health in  Regensburg, Bamberg and Ulm and received her PhD in Public Health at Bielefeld University.  She worked as a political consultant regarding new technologies for acatech as well as  for several side-projects that have dealt with Industrie 4.0.

Dr. Kohlhuber was responsible  for the diffusion of information and knowledge transfer in the IBENZHAP project.


Schoen M.Sc. Nico Schön

Born 1986, studied industrial engineering with a focus on mechanical engineering / automotive technologies at RWTH Aachen University. He works as a research associate in the technology management department of Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen. From 2013 until 2016, he conducted numerous consultancy projects for industrial clients in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, automotive component supply and the food industry. His focus lies on the conception and implementation of technology management processes, especially in the fields of technology strategies and technology intelligence.

Mr. Schön was responsible for conducting several country analyses as part of the international benchmark in the INBENZHAP project. He conducted expert interviews in Germany, USA, Japan and South Korea.


Schroeder M.Sc. Stephan Schröder

Born 1987, studied mechanical engineering with a focus on energy technologies at RWTH Aachen University. Since October 2014, he has worked as a research associate in the technology management department of Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen. In this position, he has conducted numerous consultancy and development projects in relation to mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and several other branches. His research focus lies on strategic technology purchase and agile development methods in technology development.

Mr. Schröder was responsible for  conducting several country analyses as parts of the international benchmark in the INBENZHAP project. He conducted expert interviews in Germany, China, Japan and South Korea.