THE RTO INNOVATION SUMMIT
Patrick Bressler is currently the managing director for the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics. The group consists of 17 Fraunhofer Institutes with a total research budget of €439M and +3000 staff (2017), dedicated to technology development and technology-based innovation in micro- and nanoelectronics. Before that Dr. Bressler was the Executive Vice President of Fraunhofer USA, the US subsidiary with an annual budget of +$42M and +160 staff, and adjunct professor at the department of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University. Patrick has held various executive positions in Europe and the US, in basic research, technology validation and technology-based business and entrepreneurship, such as technology expert and Fraunhofer representative to the European Commission in Brussels. By training a physicist, Patrick holds a PhD in surface and semiconductor physics from the Technical University Berlin.