Report Title: The German Research and Innovation System
Speaker: Prof. Fritz Klocke, Manufacturing Technology at Werkzeugmaschinenlabor,RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Fritz Klocke 1950: Born October 10 in Vlotho; 1965 - 1968: Apprenticeship as toolmaker; 1970 - 1973: Production engineering studies at Lemgo / Lippe Polytechnic; 1973 - 1976: Production engineering studies at Technical University Berlin; 1977 - 1981: Assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Engineering, Technical University Berlin; 01.09.1981: Chief Engineer; 1982: Doctorate in engineering; 1984 - 1994: Employed at Ernst Winter & Sohn GmbH & Co., Norderstedt; 01.10.1984: Head of Process Monitoring; 01.09.1985: Technical Director, Mechanical Engineering Department; 1985: Award of Otto Kienzle Medal by the Universities Production Engineering Group; since 1995: Director of the Chair of Manufacturing Technology at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of the RWTH Aachen and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Aachen. 2001 - 2002 Dean of the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering. 2006: Honorary Ph.D. by the University of Hannover. 2007 – 2008 President of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP); 2009 Honorary Ph.D. by the University of Thessaloniki; 2010 Honorary Ph.D. by the Keio University; 2010 Award of Fraunhofer Medal; 2012 Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.