Dr. Udo Erdmann
Owner and Managing Director

Physicist, Scientific and Industrial Manager


  • Humboldt University: Executive Officer of a Collaborative Research Centre, “Complex Non-Linear Processes”
  • Helmholtz Association: Science Manager responsible for energy research
  • VIESSMANN: Head of Innovation Management and Technology Screening

Dr. J├╝rgen Pawlik
Technology Screening and Assessment

Chemist, Technology Scout


  • Hoechst AG: Head of Research and Development for membrane electrode units for fuel cells
  • VIESSMANN: Head of Development of micro-cogeneration systems
  • VIESSMANN: Innovation Management and Technology Evaluation, Focussing on Renewable Energies

Ingo Kollosche
Innovation Management, Training and Moderation

Sociologist, Moderator


  • DaimlerChrysler AG: Research Associate R&D, Society and Technology
  • Daimler AG: Research Associate R&D, Society and Technology
  • TU Berlin: Research Associate, specialism: Integrated Traffic Management

Dr. Christopher Schippers
Sales, Training and Moderation

Biologist, Scientific Manager, Focussing on Health / Life Science


  • Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA Hanover): Course Assessor
  • Helmholtz Association: Executive Assistant to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) | Scientific Manager Responsible for the research area of “Health”
  • Cologne Cluster of Excellence on Research into Ageing: Administrative Director
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Derk Ermler
Finance-Controlling-Accounting, Project Management, Business Development

Expert at economics and business administration, with comprehensive experience gathered at consultancy firms and in-company management


  • Started as an entrepreneur
  • Consultancy experience in several large domestic and international consultancy firms
  • Experience in international companies both in industries like automotive, solar and IT, and commodity trading