Daniel Hiller

Head of Strategic Management, Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institute EMI, Germany

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 former majority Speaker of the German Bundestag.

Mr. Hiller concluded his undergraduate studies in political science, modern history as well as conflict studies at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, before acquiring his graduate degree at his alma mater and Pennsylvania State University.


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