Stefan Ipach, M.A.
Manager Research and Academic Programs
Stefan received his M.A. in Political Science, Media Sciences, German Studies and Intercultural Business Communications at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2008. After working at an event management company, he returned to the university: First working as lecturer and editor at the Institute of Political Science and then as project manager at the Service Centre Research and Transfer, Entrepreneurship Department.
In 2010 he became Research Advisor at the Research Funding Department of the centre, responsible for the Faculties of Physics and Astronomy, Economics, and Law. His main tasks included: supporting researchers in applying for research grants in national, European and international research programmes as well as managing projects worth 30 million Euro per year, conducting workshops on proposal writing, scientific presentations and communication and information sessions on new developments in research policy and programmes, and to give strategic advise to the university management and for top institutes and departments.
During that time he also served as Peer Mentor for the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations in Brussels and as National Expert representing Germany to the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, working in the Department of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies.
He left FSU Jena in October 2016 and joined the Robert Bosch Centre in November 2016.
Sreedevi started her professional career as Administrative Assistant in the Indian Institute of Science in 1986 and worked with several esteemed faculty members of IISc. In 1998 she joined the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and afterwards the Society for Innovation and Development, IISc. In 2000 she became Senior Administrative Executive in the Research and Development Centre of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., IISc and the Head Office, Ahmedabad. In 2010 she worked as Executive Head for the Medical Benefit Fund Unit, M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore and joined the Robert Bosch Centre in 2012.
Sreedevi Raghunandan performed administrative activities in various national and international conferences and workshops held in the departments of IISc, M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital and Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and continuously grew as an Administrative Supervisor as a result of the collective working experiences.
M. K. Subramani, MBA
Subramani completed his B.Com. in Accounts from Seshadripuram College, Bangalore in 2005 and his MBA in Finance and Accounts from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune in 2008. He has been working at the Robert Bosch Centre for the last five years and recently took over the position of Program Manager for the IoT for Smart City Task Force.