Daniel Hiller

Ernst-Mach-Institute EMI

Daniel Hiller is Head of Strategic Management at Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics

In his position at Fraunhofer EMI, Mr. Hiller has initiated and managed numerous national and international projects related to applied security and resilience solutions in various environments. Before taking up his current position, Mr. Hiller served as the managing director of the Fraunhofer-Group for Defence and Security Research (VVS) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Klaus Thoma, former Director of Fraunhofer EMI. In that role, Daniel Hiller managed the political network of the VVS and engaged with key stakeholders in both the civil and the military domains. Currently, Mr. Hiller is the managing director of the Sustainability Center Freiburg, a joint initiative of all five Fraunhofer Institutes in Freiburg together with the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. Internationally, Mr. Hiller represents the interests of Fraunhofer EMI in different expert groups and industry networks in Brussels, focusing on European Research Networks and Initiatives.

Before joining the Fraunhofer Society in 2009, Mr. Hiller served in the market research and competitive intelligence department of Rheinmetall Defence. As part of his graduate program, Mr. Hiller resumed various functions at the German Council on Foreign Affairs (DGAP), the Washington D.C. branch of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), as well as the office of the chief of staff of the majority Speaker of the German Bundestag, Mr. Volker Kauder MdB.