Technology Manager at REHAU Group
Dr. Ansgar Niehoff
Dr. Ansgar Niehoff is Technology Manager within the family-owned REHAU Group, one of the world’s largest polymer manufacturer with more than 20,000 employees and annual sales of approximately 3.5 billion euros. His team is involved in the smartification of premium products in the Automotive, Building solutions and Industrial solutions sectors – specifically, the pre-development and series development of innovative products in future areas such as smart & autonomous mobility and smart home. Strategic cooperation with startups from the DACH region as well as with Israeli startups has played a major role in this for over six years.
Ansgar Niehoff holds a doctorate in chemistry and is an expert in Business Model Innovation (BMI Lab St. Gallen). On a voluntary basis, he is involved in strengthening German-Israeli relations by organizing trips to Israel for young Germans. He is also a pro bono mentor at two renowned US startup programs (Plug&Play Tech Center from Silicon Valley and MIT Solve from Boston) and a pro bono partner of a young Israeli venture capital fund and company builder called AnD Ventures.