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My passion is to design superior strategies for Business Development and coaching high-potentials to achieve excellence. I am coaching and developing teams, managers and executives to outperform themselves and create the future of tomorrow.

I am a business professional with many years of experience in strategic leadership positions. Early on in my career, I took responsibility for my innovative ideas. Bringing my innovations to life, I advanced in corporate business development and accepted responsibility for international corporate goals.


Co-Founder and Think Tank Member Unleash Future - international Think Tank and center of excellence
Unleash Future - international center of excellence

Unleash FutureⓇ is an international center of excellence. Extremely gifted and talented people around the world joined to form this extraordinary Think Tank. We expand your knowledge base. Together we will push frontiers for you to achieve superiority. In diversified teams, we provide ground-breaking strategies, tactics and solutions to those facing daunting challenges, multi-dimensional scenarios and remaining uncertainties’


Business Development and CoachingEng office Dipl Ing Stefanie A. Engelhard - Business Development and Coaching
Engineering office Dipl. Ing. (FH) Stefanie A. Engelhard

  • Coaching for top executives and managers to achieve excellence
  • Business Development - strategies, action plans and tactics for sustainable and innovative business growth


Senior Project R&D ManagerAUDI AG - R&D Manager, Innovator and Representative, Innovator and Representative
AUDI AG, Ingolstadt

  • Budget responsibility 600T€/year and direct reporting to top-management
  • Representing of AUDI AG and VW Group in international committees such as Car2Car Communication Consortium, Amsterdam Group, VDA, DIN, CEN and ISO
  • Political cooperation and negotiation with European Ministries such as Bast, ASFINAG and Rijkswaterstaat
  • Managerial responsibility for multiple AUDI AG and VW Group projects in cooperation with transport infrastructure, suppliers and other car manufacturers
  • Full responsibility for complete innovation cycle starting from concept development, prototyping to final series production delivering Innovation through technology
  • International patents in the field of data mining, big data, device diagnostics, Vehicle2Vehicle/ Vehicle2X, swarm intelligence, mobile device performance and connectivity optimization
  • Development of an effective Car2x strategy, including time and content flowchart, functionality levels and business case calculations
  • Team lead for the first operational software stack on the famous corporate module zFAS, the central control unit for autonomous driving


Founder and CEOEng office Dipl Ing Stefanie A. Engelhard
Eng. office Dipl. Ing. (FH) Stefanie A. Engelhard, Geisenfeld

  • Acquisition and clarification of objectives and requirements
  • Management of KPIs, resource management, personnel and budget
  • Development of hardware and software solutions
  • Analysis of safety-critical issues for mobile devices, including both software and hardware


System Engineeresg gmbh
ESG GmbH, Ingolstadt

  • Cross-disciplinary management responsibility for automotive roof antennas
  • Innovative concepts and prototypes for smart antenna solutions
  • International patents in the area of Car2Car, swarm intelligence and online services
  • Innovating and coordinating the development for all telematics roof antenna at VW Group
  • Supervision of suppliers, timely and budget-oriented development and coordination within the VW Group
  • Conceptual and advanced development of novel antenna systems including CFRP and GRP antennas, Vehicle2Vehicle, Vehicle2X and LTE
  • National and international test drives


Consultantalten gmbh
ALTEN GmbH on behalf of Infineon Technologies AG

  • Development of innovative semiconductor technologies and radio frequency semiconductors
  • International coordination of R&D, marketing, sales and production
  • Project management and coordination of production in Malaysia
  • Full responsibility for the qualification process, including complete lab automation for electrical and high-frequency properties


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Triodata GmbH / GSM-R

  • General Partner and advisor
  • Successful exit 2016

Limited Partnertriorail
Triorail GmbH & Co. KG / GSM-R

  • Limited Partner
  • Successful exit 2015



Dr. Burak Simsek, Head of Connectivity Product Strategy & Management at SAIC VOLKSWAGEN
Stefanie is an innovative power machine. Where others forecast potential, Stefanie playfully drafts dozens of ideas. Being a seasoned entrepreneur, she immediately identifies those innovations creating value to the customer and revenue to the company. Stefanie truly brings innovation to life by her passionate engineering, tough entrepreneurship and coaching leadership style.

Michael Hess, Executive Consultant IT, Ökoworld AG
Stefanie is highly gifted and extremely innovative. She built an exceptional international network and continuously drives her visions to achievements. As a ham radio enthusiast, she is living her passion for engineering, communication and innovation. I can highly recommend her as an exceptional innovator, entrepreneur and brilliant mind.




University of Technology Nuremberg - Georg Simon OhmDipl. Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering
University of Technology Nuremberg Georg-Simon-Ohm


Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-NurembergLMU LogoUniversity of Technology Nuremberg - Georg Simon OhmComputer Science and Psychology
extra-occupational university courses without qualification requirement


Social Commitment

Author, Viable World Design Network (NGO)
2016 - present                     
Author and Think Tank member to achieve the SDGs of the UN - 'How Nation States Can Build a Viable World for 11 Billion People'

Mentor, Ingolstadt University of Applied ScienceTH Ingolstadtmensa
2011 - 2013                         
Mentoring gifted students

Scuba Diving Instructor and Dive Control Specialist, SSIssi
2008 - present                     
Organization and performance of education dives

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Sailing Instructor, Specialized hospital for amputation Osterhofen and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2009 - 2011                         
sailing instructor for amputees

University of Technology Nuremberg - Georg Simon OhmSailing Instructor, Sailing instructor, organization and performance of sailing courses for the Friedrich-Alexander-University
2008 - 2011                         
sailing instructor for students

radio scouting hamradioworld scoutingInitiator and Lead of JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) activities connecting scouts world-wide via amateur radio. Hands-on activities like JOTAs are introducing young teenager to engineering, international communication and encouraging intercultural exchange.
2006 - 2007                        
JOTA activity in Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm, Germany

University of Technology Nuremberg - Georg Simon OhmMentoring, Girls Go Tech - Mentoring program
2005 - 2006                         
co-operation in 'girls go tech'


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