As Vice President at hy, Dr. Danny Krautz is responsible for developing innovation concepts, technology and business strategies to accelerate new business opportunities. Previously, he was Chief of Staff and Interims General Manager to MuLight Technology GmbH in Berlin and Shanghai. Danny gained additional experience as Senior Venture Manager at CARL ZEISS, at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH, at Fraunhofer, and at Merck Chemicals in the UK. He studied Electrical Engineering in Stuttgart, Information Technologies in Barcelona and holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering from the University in Wuppertal. Recently, he finished an executive course in Finance at the London School of Economics in London, UK. He is initiator and former board member of the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM) in Berlin.