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Head of Open Innovation at Daimler AG

Philipp Gneiting, Head of Open Innovation at Daimler AG, is responsible for the initiation and management of STARTUP AUTOBAHN, which is a startup innovation platform located in Stuttgart, Singapore, Beijing and Bangalore. With the platform, he initiated more than 150 pilot projects between Daimler departments and startups worldwide. A two-digit Number of the projects already got Investment from Daimler or became serial applications of Mercedes-Benz.

He also established various innovation cooperations, platforms and challenges with external corporations and universities. Philipp Gneiting started his career at Daimler AG in 2007 at Corporate Research of Daimler. Before initiating STARTUP AUTOBAHN, he was Head of the team for Advanced Exterior Concepts and Manager for Research & Technology Policy.

Philipp Gneiting studied in Mannheim and completed his Ph.D. about Supply Chain Design in Zurich (Switzerland) and Boston (USA).