Research • Development • Innovation
studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany until 1983. Between 1980 and 1994 he served at Nixdorf Computer AG (later merged with a business unit of Siemens and then named Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG) in several areas of research and development in various positions: at first from 1980 until 1987 as design engineer for printed circuit boards and systems; between 1987 and 1989 he was project manager for the introduction of a component management system in electronic development; from 1989 until 1991 he was responsible managing the research and introduction of methods, design flows and tools for the analysis and simulation of signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); from 1991 until 1994 he was head of a software engineering department developing analysis and simulation software
Between 1994 and 2000 Andreas Hundsdörfer was co-founder and co-owner of INCASES Engineering GmbH, a worldwide operating company in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) business. There he served as Vice President in several units of the company, the last year as President of INCASES North America, Inc. with its headquarter in Denver, CO
From 2000 until 2001 he served as Senior Project Manager at Siemens Business Services in the USA. Between 2001 and 2007 he was with Mentor Graphics Corporation, a worldwide leading company of the Electronic Design Automation industry, thereof from 2001 until 2006 as Senior Quality Assurance Manager and from 2006 until 2007 as Senior Engineering Manager.
Aside of those activities he worked between 1989 and 2006 in about ten national and European research projects (JESSI, ESPRIT, Micro System Technology (MST)). His responsibilities encompassed the acquisition and management of those projects and sub-projects as well as reporting and presentation of results to the German and European government committees. During that time he supervised about ten master thesis.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-lng. Matthias L. Hemmje is Chair of Multimedia and Internet Applications (MMIA) at the Distance University of Hagen and member of the board of directors of the Research Institute for Telecommunication (FTK) in Dortmund. Matthias Hemmje received his MSc of Computer Science with a 2nd field of study in Business Administration in the year 1991 and his PhD degree in 1999 from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD). From 1991-1996 he worked as a research associate at the German National Research Center for Information Technology, Integrated Publication and information Systems Institute (GMD IPSI). From 1997 until 1999 he was head of a research team in GMD-IPSI's research division for Open Adaptive Information Management Systems (OASYS). From 1999 until 2004 he was manager of the DELITE – Virtual Information and Knowledge Environments research division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems (Fraunhofer IPSI), where he was in charge of a multitude of national and international joint research projects and was also managing spin-offs. Matthias Hemmje is co-founder of GLOBIT GmbH, where he served as Managing Director from 1997 until 2002 during their startup phase. To date Globit GmbH develops and markets application solutions in the field of web-based congress information systems and the electronic publishing for scientific associations.
Previous Academic positions comprise appointments as full Professor of Media Information at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the University of Duisburg-Essen. His primary research interests include distributed collaborative information systems, digital libraries, multimedia databases and archives, collaborative knowledge and innovation management, as well as digital long-term preservation and evaluation of interactive systems. Within the scope of his research activities and beside his frequent publications for national and international research conferences he was also invited to participate in numerous program committees of international research conferences as well as to lectures on national and international events.
Matthias Hemmje is author resp. coauthor of around hundred scientific conference contributions, six journal articles, five book chapters as well as editor or rather co-editor of four book publications. Since years he gets frequently appointed to national, European and international scientific and technical program committees as well as expert and advisor panels at the EU, BMBF, DFG and the Excellency Clusters IKT.NRW.
Furthermore numerous national and international cooperations with partners in research and industry ensure the transfer of his research results into available products and services.
Ruben Riestra holds an Industrial Engineer degree and an MBA. Along more than 35 years of consultancy experience in Europe, South America and Central Asia, Ruben has worked for United Nations, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Commission, mainly in the areas of promoting the development of SME industrial tissues and local/regional economies. In the specific field of Innovation Management, Ruben´s expertise is centred in mediating between funding agencies and projects´ stakeholders, fostering and implementing collaboration and synergies creation between industry and academia, identifying and developing exploitation opportunities for research results, and supervising highly educated R&D project teams. Holding roles as the Coordinator or as a member of the Steering Committee in charge of Communication and Exploitation, Ruben has been involved in managing some 50 EU-funded RTD and related projects since 1992. Just during the recent Horizon 2020, a team created and led by Ruben managed a portfolio of 11 collaborative Research and Innovation projects with a combined budget of 40+ Million € involving 60 partners from 15 countries.