IMS is pleased to welcome Dr. Christoph Runde who will serve as a project coach in the European Union for our Project Clustering Program. Dr. Runde is general manager of Virtual Dimension Center w.V. (VDC), a network and cluster initiative for virtual engineering and for virtual reality, and D-Fellbach: leadership for organization, technology, staff and strategy. He manages the VDC innovation network and has established VDC among Europe’s 50 best performing innovation networkToday, the VDC is Baden-Württembergs most awarded cluster initiative. He has also earned expert status at the European Commission, and is an expert for the factories of the future, high performance computing, and joint calls NMP and ICT. Dr. Runde is the Vice President of the European Virtual Reality Association and a member of the European Cluster Excellence Expert Group and the German Informatics Society.
He earned his PhD at the Stuttgart University covering the thesis “Conception and industrial implementation of virtual reality as a digital factory building-block“. 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 Deutsche Wissenbchaft.