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.
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 German industry.
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.
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. 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.
Stefan is the master of the moving picture. He has 25 years of experience in the media industry. Productions of fiction, non-fiction, big LIVE shows and events have shaped him. Online learning shouldn’t be a chore, so he makes sure that the U4I productions put the user in the center of attention and that the experience is instructive and entertaining.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.