Anandi IyerDirector, Fraunhofer Office India
Ms. Anandi Iyer is the Director & Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office. She was for several years also Special Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Govt. of Germany (BMBF). She has repeatedly broken through several glass ceilings, working as she does in a male dominated, multinational field of R&D and Innovation. She has been working in the field of collaborative Technology and Innovation in the Indo-European corridor for the last more than 20 years. Leading the establishment of Fraunhofer’s presence in India, she has prepared the Strategy of Fraunhofer entry to India, acquired projects of nearly 18 Million Euros in contract research in little over 5 years and established a strong network of research partners and industry clients who are of the top 50 of the Indian Industry, as well as Government. Ms. Iyer also holds many honorary positions.