Expertise from Industry and Education

We are University4Industry

Founded in 2015, University4Industry is a leading provider of digital up- and reskilling for the digital era. Our team combines deep knowledge from the industry with state-of-the-art technology and the latest didactic and learning psychology approaches to offer targeted and efficient qualification for a digital transformation.

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Our Motivation

We want to develop sustainable education solutions for a structural digital change. Digitization is changing many of the work processes in industry – and it requires new skills and roles. Companies face the challenge of providing their employees with digital qualifications as quickly as possible. However there are many employees, with limited time, requiring different, very specific qualifications of varying depths of knowledge. To address this challenge, we have searched for new ways of qualifying employees – and found it: a tailor-made digital education program that is specifically geared to the respective tasks of employees. This makes it easier for them to transfer new knowledge to their own work. We are convinced that this is the way to close the knowledge gap in industry efficiently and to ensure the competitiveness of industry.

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Huhn

Founder and Managing Director
Wolfgang supports customers in the development of tailored curricula and learning paths based on the requirements of customer-specific digital transformations. Wolfgang was a Senior Partner at the McKinsey & Company office in Germany, where he worked primarily in the semiconductor, optics, energy equipment, and industrial IT industries. He studied physics and electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, where he earned his doctorate in theoretical physics.

Jan Veira

Founder and Managing Director
Jan serves high-tech, automotive and automation customers. His focus is on the areas of Industrie 4.0 and industrial security. Prior to founding U4I, he was Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he was part of the global Semiconductor Practice, working primarily for high-tech and technology clients. He has 10+ years of experience in the high-tech industry, an MBA from the University of California Berkeley, and a Diploma in physics from TU Berlin.

Our team

Bernd Edward Drechsel

Chief Revenue Officer
At U4I, Bernd drives the sales process, creates revenue, and acquires new customers, bringing on board his 20 years of expertise in FMCG, luxury brands, and the hospitality business. He worked for brands like BVLGARI, Bang & Olufsen, and ghd (COTY).

Zana Schlotter

Sales
Zana has 20 years of experience in IT training consulting and has supported large enterprise customers in their sales roles and the implementation of training concepts. She is responsible for enterprise sales and partner management at U4I.

Wolfgang Lay

Wolfgang is responsible for business development at U4I and is primarily concerned with the development of innovative digital qualification concepts with high practical relevance. As a graduate engineer with 25+ years of experience, his professional focus is on automation technology and vocational training.

Dr. Gunnar Schönhoff

Gunnar has a PhD in physics and manages various customer projects, particularly in the automotive and automation sector. He focuses on industrial IoT, connectivity, and digital twins. Before joining U4I, the doctor of physics worked in university research, including 2D materials.

Lisa Vogler

Lisa’s expertise in educational psychology ensures that our content is pedagogically sound and designed as the best possible learning experience for our users. At U4I, she always has the big picture in mind and knows exactly what needs to be done to make complex projects a success.

Dr. Claudia Harms-Schmid

Claudia brings with her 20 years of experience in strategy consulting. She is responsible for identifying relevant content and knowledge areas. As a computer scientist, she is particularly interested in new technologies, such as blockchain, and their potential and risks.

Natascha Wechselberger

As a newly qualified physicist, Natascha came on board in 2017 and since then she has been creating content in machine learning, blockchain, and software engineering. Her passion for models and complex systems and her penchant for practical relevance aroused her interest in applied software engineering.

Laura Delonge

Content Development
With a background in the learning sciences, Laura is responsible for designing courses and learning programs for various target groups at U4I. She focuses on leading projects in the area of “new work”, e.g., agile, user experience design, or leadership trainings.

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