Research Advisory Board (Forschungsbeirat)

Review and Support of Our Research Activities

The Research Advisory Board reviews, advises on, accompanies and coordinates research projects submitted to it by FIR e.V. Two criteria play a decisive role here:

  1. The Research Advisory Board examines the research proposals with regard to the state of research and checks whether the research questions have already been answered by other parties.
  2. The Research Advisory Board then assesses the economic potential of the research projects and their pre-competitiveness. This ensures that SMEs have continuous access to the current state of technological knowledge and thus enhance their international competitiveness in the respective economic sector or technology field.

Members of the Research Advisory Board


Stellvertretender Vorsitz:

Dr. Hans-Peter Grothaus
m2Xpert GmbH & Co. KG

List of members


Dr. Stefan Bleck
meryts GmbH
Prof. Dr. Lennart Brumby
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg
Florian Defèr
Evonik Operations GmbH
Dr. Boris A. Feige
SMS digital GmbH
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Frank
Dr. Achim Fricker
Qinum GmbH
Johannes Fuhrmann
Arvato Systems Digital GmbH
Dr. Kay Fürstenberg
Dr. Andreas Füßler
GS1 Germany GmbH
Hans-Jörg Giese
optivendo GmbH
Dr. Christian Gill
Eppendorf AG
Dr. Paul Artur Glenn
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gogoll
Siemens AG
Dr. Christian Grefrath
SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH
Stefan Grüßer
Klaus Kerth
Knut Krummnacker
INS Systems GmbH
Ingo Kufferath-Kaßner
GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG
Frank Lagemann
GreenGate AG
Dr. Joachim Matthies
Success S.E.C.
Dr. Kai Millarg
Intellion AG
Holger Nawratil
Asseco Solutions AG
Claus Oetter
VDMA e. V.
Lars Pischke
BayWa AG
Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter
Hochschule Worms
Dominik Schlicht
Accenture (ACC)
Marc Schlichtner
Siemens Healthcare GmbH
Thorsten Schlüter
Dr. Carsten Schmidt
myOpenFactory Software GmbH
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh
FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Volker Stich
Peter Treutlein
Trovarit AG
Dr. Wolfgang Trommer
Kerstin Wendt-Heinrich
TOP Mehrwert-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG