21st Stuttgart 
International Symposium

Automotive and Engine Technology

30 - 31 March 2021 | Online Conference

21st International Stuttgart Symposium successfully concluded!


After two successful days of events with more than 500 participants and more than 100 specialist lectures, the 21st congress was awarded the event. International Stuttgart Symposium successfully completed.

The 21st. The International Stuttgart Symposium was virtually opened on 30 March with the Welcome Session. Moderated by Lea Schwarz, Project Officer Drive Strategy AUDI AG, the following participants took part in the discussion:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner, Chairman of the Board of Directors FKFS and Managing Director IFS, University of Stuttgart; Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ressel, Rector of the University of Stuttgart and Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden Württemberg.


In the first plenary speech, Stefan Hartung, Member of the Management Board and Chairman of the Mobility Solutions division of Robert Bosch GmbH, spoke on the topic "Future of mobility".

In the second keynote of the day, Eiji Nakai, Executive Officer, Powertrain Development & Integrated Control System Development at Mazda Motor Mazda Motor Corporation spoke about "MAZDA's advanced powertrain strategy for 2030."


On the second day, the participants were also able to take part in a large number of specialist lectures and gain further impressions at the accompanying virtual exhibition. In six parallel session strands, experts from industry and academia presented their latest findings on specific topics. The keynote speech by Dr. Torsten Eder, Vice President Development Powertrain & Member Executive Board Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Mercedes-Benz AG, which was "The Future of Sustainable Mobility at Mercedes-Benz" met with great interest.


The following panel discussion on "The car of the future – individual mobility 2030" under the moderation of Johannes Winterhagen was conducted with the following participants:


  • Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg
  • Dr. Martin Berger, Head of Central Research & Advance Development MAHLE International GmbH
  • Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Group Representative Platform Future Mobility and DataSpace Mobility at Volkswagen AG
  • Christian Hochfeld, Managing Director Agora Verkehrswende


The final keynote was given by Uwe Wagner, Member of the Board of Management for Research and Development Schaeffler AG, on the topic: "Transition and Focus – The SCHAEFFLER Automotive Technology Roadmap."

Under the patronage of:

Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg


Scientific Management:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bargende, FKFS/IFS; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss, FKFS/IFS; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wagner, FKFS/IFS

Funded by Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg
with funds from Landesinitiative Elektromobilität III


With the collaboration of the Research Association for Combustion Engines e.V.


Please note: The official conference language is English.

International Stuttgart Symposium successfully completed!


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