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Expertise in science meets economic thinking in Research and Development


R & D Consulting

Dr. Günter Strittmatter

I combine experience and skills in both the academic and the industrial realms of Research and Development. My understanding of their differing approaches and potentials enables me to contribute to the realization of mutually beneficial relationships and to the creation of economically valuable innovations on the basis of science.

Expertise / Experience

I am convinced that openness and flexibility are as indispensable for success as transparent and permanent communication. My work is always oriented on reaching goals and providing solutions, based on solid professional know-how and on a clear vision of future challenges and opportunities. These principles allow me to stimulate creativity and guide complex processes and developments.
A comprehensive network of experts in various fields supports my consultation of clients.

Our services

Strategic and operational planning

We provide strategic and operational planning of research programs and research projects.

  • Strategy development: strategic goals, analysis of competitive environment, SWOT analysis, strategic initiatives, action points
  • Operational planning: resources, milestones, deliveries, timelines, controlling, reporting
Analyzing and presenting the economic impact of scientific results / developments

We analyze trends and developments in science and business, and make the results a basis for the planning of R & D programs and organizations that aim at economically valuable innovations.

  • Strategic and economic evaluation of science and business developments/trends
  • Due Dilligence processes
Building up, structuring and leading of R & D programs and organizations

We advise on planning, building up or re-structuring of research organizations, in order to reach strategic goals in R & D.

  • Analysis of resource and infrastructural needs, including personnel
  • Adjustment to given framework conditions
  • Proposal of organizational structures
Implementation of R & D programs and projects

We assist in securing the funding of research programs and projects.

  • Identifying opportunities for external funding
  • Application for external funding
Translation of research results into economic exploitation

We facilitate successful technology transfer.

  • Identifying research results and technologies with relevance for the development of novel products and processes in industry
  • Finding licensees and licensors
  • Contract negotiations
Building up and management of cooperations

We support and mediate the establishment and management of public-private partnerships and of cooperations between companies.

  • Identifying mutually beneficial fields for cooperation
  • Finding cooperation partners
  • Contract negotiation
  • Cooperation/project controlling
Start-up Foundations

We work with start-up founders.

  • Identifying research results or technologies with potential for foundation of start-ups
  • Building foundation teams
  • Development of business plans
  • Finding partners
  • Financing
Coaching in professional career planning

We coach in professional career planning.

  • Profiling of personal capabilities and interests
  • Identifying career opportunities
  • Support in job application
  • Support in professional change processes
  • Marketing of scientists


  • Since 2013

    R & D Consultant
  • 1998 – 2013

    Head of Research and Development (KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck, Germany)
  • Since 1997

    Teaching Genetics at the University of Cologne
  • 1997

    Venia legendi in Genetics awarded by the University of Cologne
  • 1996 – 1998

    Deputy Head of Research and Development (KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck, Germany)
  • 1995 – 1996

    Program Manager (Plant Genetic Systems, Gent, Belgium)
  • 1988 – 1995

    Group Leader (Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany)
  • 1986 – 1988

    Postdoctoral Fellow (The Rockefeller University, New York, USA)
  • 1985

    Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • 1974 – 1982

    Academic education in biology and chemistry (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Let’s talk and work together

Contact details

Dr. Günter Strittmatter
Molderamweg 3 · 37574 Einbeck, Germany
Phone: +49 175 2458056