Director of Fraunhofer ISI is one of the top 100 most influential women of the German economy

21.3.2018

Managers, entrepreneurs, board members, partners and influencers – Manager Magazine and the Boston Consulting Group honor 100 women who had the biggest impact on the German economy in 2017. Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl as a “highly networked top researcher“ is one of them. The award winners were honored in a ceremony in Berlin.

“I am delighted that my work on networking between industry and science as well as my contribution in the companies themselves gains visibility and therefore thank you for the award“, says Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl. Since July 2012 she has been a member of the supervisory board of HeidelbergCement AG and has strengthened the relationship between industry and science and research. The experience she is able to bring in as the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and as the Head of the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the Institute of Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation (ENTECHNON) at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) forms a bridge between science and enterprises.

In May 2013 Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl was elected to the supervisory board of MTU Aero Engines AG and since May 2016 she has been a member of the supervisory board of Rheinmetall AG. Companies appreciate her outstanding competence in the areas of innovation, strategy, technology management. Her acknowledged expertise in innovation research and her long-standing experience in supervising listed and unlisted companies make her for the supervisory board activities in companies particularly valuable. The innovation researcher has special expertise and knowledge in the areas of new technologies and digitalization and long-standing profound experience in the cooperation with industry, science, civil society and politics.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.