Top-Class Advisors

The Max Planck Innovation team is overseen by an advisory board of experts from science, industry, venture capital and politics.

  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Waldmann (chairman)
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
  • Dr. Michael Steiner (deputy chairman)
    nanoSaar AG, Starnberg
  • Dr. Michael Brandkamp
    High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH, Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Harhoff
    Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Metternich
    Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • Dr. Johannes Velling
    Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf
  • Dr. Manfred Wolter
    Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Munich
  • Rüdiger Willems
    Max Planck Gesellschaft Society, Munich
  • Dr. Christoph Hüls
    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt