CEO and Co-founder at Franka Emika
Dr. Simon Haddadin, CEO and Co-founder of Franka Emika, is a 33 years old innovative entrepreneur who earned his doctorate in safe physical human-robot interaction. Simon received the Deutsche Zukunftspreis by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in November 2017 and the Manager of the Year 2018 award from Markt&Technik. Besides that, he was able to bring Franka Emika as the only German Company onto the cover of Time Magazine 'Best Inventions 2018' and Insights Success. Additionally, he has more than 30 national and international publications in journals and conference talks and a multitude of national and international patents. Simon has a great educational and work experience including Military service, Mathematics and Physics studies at Leibniz University Hanover, followed by medical studies at the University of Debrecen and completed a dissertation to a medical doctor with excellence at the Institute of Pathology and Neuropathology. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a research scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, and later, from 2012 to 2016, he was a PhD student at Technical University Munich, Graduate School of Bioengineering.