CV of Dr.-Ing. Christoph Runde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Christoph Runde is General Manager of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC),Vice President Industry of the European Virtual Reality Association (EuroVR), project development coach at Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) for the European Union area and Professor at the University of Heilbronn.
Dr. Runde started his professional career at Porsche, working in the Weissach development centre. From 1999 to 2006, he was heading the virtual reality activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). Dr. Runde earned his PhD at the Stuttgart University covering the thesis “Conception and industrial implementation of virtual reality as a digital factory building-block“. He has extended project management experience, numerous publications and patents on his name.
Under Dr. Runde's leadership, the VDC became Germany's biggest industrial cluster network for virtual and augmented reality and one of Europe's 50 best performing innovation networks. Dr. Runde is the recipient of many awards, and most recently the “European Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD”, “Cluster-Exzellenz Baden-Württemberg”, and “Innovative through Research” by Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft.