Friederike Hettinger

(Managing Director)

Frie­de­ri­ke Het­tin­ger is the Mana­ging Direc­tor of TUM Inter­na­tio­nal GmbH. With her exper­ti­se, she is stee­ring the orga­niza­ti­on towards enhan­cing glo­bal inno­va­ti­on eco­sys­tems, pro­mo­ting crea­ti­vi­ty, and bols­te­ring entre­pre­neur­ship. Her edu­ca­tio­nal back­ground with a Master’s Degree in Inter­na­tio­nal Manage­ment from Copen­ha­gen Busi­ness School, com­bi­ned with her rich inter­na­tio­nal pro­ject expe­ri­ence, posi­ti­ons her as a lea­der in inno­vat­ing edu­ca­ti­on and trans­forming sys­tems into robust inno­va­ti­on eco­sys­tems. Her dedi­ca­ti­on to fos­te­ring indus­try-aca­de­mia col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons and imple­men­ting sus­tainable, impactful solu­ti­ons extends bey­ond her lea­der­ship at TUM Inter­na­tio­nal GmbH.

Her com­mit­ment is also reflec­ted in her pre­vious role as a Glo­bal Alli­ance Mana­ger at a Bos­ton-based soft­ware com­pa­ny, whe­re she play­ed a pivo­tal role in stee­ring pro­jects that mer­ge tech­no­lo­gi­cal inno­va­ti­on with aca­de­mic insights to address real-world chal­lenges. This breadth of expe­ri­ence unders­cores her exper­ti­se in bridging the gap bet­ween aca­de­mic rese­arch and indus­try needs, aiming for sus­tainable pro­gress and meaningful impact across dif­fe­rent sec­tors.