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Who We Are

The Institute for Research Performance Management (IPERF) investigates how industrial research performance can be measured and managed. The institute facilitates exchange between its members, supports scientific research and serves as a platform for discussion and dissemination of results in the field. The institute further supports the implementation of results and provides space for intense experience in the area of performance measurement and management at highest levels. The institute also consults on the optimization and implementation of innovation processes to improve the performance of collaboration between research departments and adjacent departments.

The institute is directed by Dr. Tatjana Samsonowa, who bases her work on thorough experience as an enterprise software innovation manager combining blue-chip company network development, strategic planning and software research management.

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Dr. Joachim Schaper, Chairman
Joachim Schaper is Vice President Research at AGT Group (R&D) GmbH. Until 2010 he was responsible for EMEA at SAP Research. Joachim is closely involved in the definition of industrial initiatives as part of the European framework program and served on the industrial advisory board of the EC. He graduated from the University of Karlsruhe with degrees in computer science and economics and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe.
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Prof. Dr. Tatjana Samsonowa, Co-Chairman and Managing Director
Tatjana Samsonowa is managing director at IPERF. Before, she worked as innovation and relationship manager at SAP, Walldorf, Germany. As a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation, she received a graduate degree in European Business Management from the University of Applied Sciences, Worms and studied Intl. Business Administration at the University Iberoamericana, Mexico. In 2011, she received a PhD in information science from TU Darmstadt.
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Dr. Sebastian Denef, Treasurer and Senior Researcher
Sebastian is CEO of OWN GmbH, a Fraunhofer Startup, research fellow with Fraunhofer IAO in Berlin, Germany and visiting professor at Innopolis University. Prior, he worked as research fellow at Fraunhofer FIT in the field of safety-critical IT and as project manager for iconmobile Group, Berlin. Sebastian holds a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering from TU Delft, Netherlands and graduated as Media System Designer from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany.
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IPERF’s membership body is comprised of leading commercial organisations with representation by senior research managers. Scientific membership is also available to top-level academic and policy organisations with representation by senior faculty and decision-makers only. Membership enquiries can be made to: membership@iperf.eu