Frank Treppe

Frank Treppe, Director International Affairs and Research Programs ofFraunhofer-Gesellschaft, was born in 1956. His professional background is mechanical engineering. He graduated at the Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany.
His professional career started in 1982 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology in Aachen. Since then, he has served in various managing positions at different Fraunhofer Institutes and companies in Germany and in the United States.
On behalf of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Frank Treppe was in charge for the incorporation and operation of Fraunhofer USA. As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Fraunhofer USA, he initiated the launch of six Fraunhofer research centers.
When Frank Treppe left Fraunhofer USA, he set up a company of his own in Michigan which later on founded together with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and others an additional technology marketing firm in Germany.
Today, Frank Treppe is member of Fraunhofer's top management team at its Headquarters in Munich. As an Associate Member of the Board and Director International Affairs and Research Programs of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he is in charge of Fraunhofer's international strategic business development.
In this capacity, Frank Treppe has a wide range of domestic and international responsibilities. He is President of Fraunhofer USA, Chairman of Fraunhofer Chile and Member of the Supervisory Board of Fraunhofer Sweden.
In addition, Frank Treppe is Member of the Board and President of EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, and he serves as evaluator in the technology programs of the European Commission.

Director International Affairs and Research Programs, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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Annual Conference

The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will explore new ways and ideas on how RTOs can further contribute to increasing Europe's innovation capabilities and will look at what are the challenges hindering EU's innovation potential and how RTOs, industry, National and EU policy makers can work together towards more growth and jobs in Europe.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
March 29-30, 2017

Conference venue: 

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
81925 Munich




For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

Luisa Knabe International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

luisa.knabe[at] +49 (0)89 1205-7327 Hansastrasse 27c 80686 Munich Germany