As a scientist and entrepreneur, Prof. Günther Schuh is concerned with disruptive innovations, information and production management as well as sustainable mobility solutions. He supports the approach that complex interrelationships and systemic innovations require scientific and entrepreneurial collaboration.
In 2005, Prof. Günther Schuh initiated the RWTH Aachen Campus, a network of science and business with currently more than 420 technology companies. Prof. Schuh has the Chair of Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology (IPT) in Aachen. He is also director of the Research Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University (FIR e. V.).
Prof. Schuh studied mechanical engineering and business administration at RWTH Aachen University, where he also earned his doctorate. He then completed his habilitation at the University of St. Gallen, where he was involved in setting up the the Institute for Technology Management.
For more than 30 years, he has been working on issues of innovation and technology management, industrial production and complexity management in industrial systems. With researchers and developers in the industry, he has repeatedly proven to develop cost-effective industrially manufactured products, especially electric vehicles, with Industry 4.0-based highly iterative development processes as well as new product and production architectures. In order to implement new mobility concepts into practice, he is still the founder of various companies that develop and produce mobility solutions. The focus is on holistic solutions to drive the transformation to new individual transport.