March Stammtisch - Innovation at the interface between Industry and Academia - Challenges and opportunities.

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The EPFL IEEE Student Branch and the IEEE Life Member Activity Group kindly invites you to participate to the March Stammtisch.

Dr. Robert Giezendanner-Thoben, EPFL Director of Industry Affairs will present the challenges and opportunities of Innovating at the interface between Industry and Academia.

You don't need to be a member of IEEE to attend the event, it is free and open to all. After the presentation, an apero is offered at SushiZen.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Mar 2023
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Bern
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  • EPFL Ecublens, Switzerland
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  • Building: MED Adrien Palaz auditorium
  • Room Number: MED 0 1418
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Dr. Robert Giezendanner-Thoben


Dr. Robert Giezendanner-Thoben has a master degree in mechanical engineering from the EPFL and a PhD from the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics of the University of Stuttgart. In 1999 he started as a scientific researcher in laser diagnostics to study combustion instabilities at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

In 2005, he joined Robert Bosch Corporate Research GmbH in Stuttgart. In different positions as an intrapreneur and senior expert in fluid mechanics and agile product development, he developed future products and advised different business units of the Bosch Group. Furthermore, parallel to his activities at Robert Bosch, he gave lectures in fluid mechanics. 

In 2018, he joined EPFL. In 2021 he was appointed Director of Industry Affairs at the Vice Presidency for Innovation, at the interface between industry and academia, to design and shape new ways of collaboration that have a positive and lasting impact on society.