23rd Stuttgart

International Symposium

Automotive and Engine Technology

4 - 5 July 2023

The 22nd Stuttgart International Symposium with its more than 500 participants was a great success.


It was opened on March 15 with a Welcome Session with Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende, Board of Management of FKFS, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ressel, Rector of the University of Stuttgart and Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister for Economy, Labor and Tourism Baden Württemberg, moderated by Dr. Lea Schwarz, Project Engineer Powertrain Strategy AUDI AG.


Highlights were the two keynotes on day one of the conference. In the first keynote, Dr. Martin Berger, Vice President Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering, MAHLE International GmbH, spoke on the topic of "Shaping the future as a supplier in a changing (mobility) world." This was followed in the afternoon by another keynote address by Dr. Thomas Pauer, Executive Vice President with responsibility for the Business Field Injection Systems and Fuel Cell, Powertrain Solutions Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, entitled "Powertrain Solutions for Future Mobility!", in which Mr. Pauer used vivid case studies to illustrate the wide range of Bosch solutions on the road to C02-neutral and zero-emission mobility and how climate targets can thus be achieved.


On the second day, March 16, Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, gave his keynote address entitled "Success Factors in Transformation" and spoke about the various areas in which Porsche is driving successful transformation.


The symposium then concluded with the panel discussion on "Fit for 55 - How to make it?". The high-profile participants


  • Jumana Al-Sibai, Member of the Management Board, Thermal Management, MAHLE GmbH
  • Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Küchen, Managing Director, en2x – Wirtschaftsverbandes Fuels und Energie e.V.
  • Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport of the State of Baden-Württemberg 


highlighted and discussed the various ways and means to achieve the climate targets 2030, such as technology openness, the consideration of the overall balance, an improvement of the charging infrastructure but also the creation of incentives and, above all, the cooperation of politics, business and science.


Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende and Prof. Dr. André Casal Kulzer, both Board of Management of FKFS, jointly took over the parting words.


Under the patronage of:

Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg


Scientific Management:

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

With the collaboration of 



FKFS - Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart


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