Visiting Graduate Student
Fiona Burckhardt joined the Institute for Manufacturing as a Visiting Graduate Student. Aiming to connect the fields of technology and business ethics, she researches novel trends of power relations within platform ecosystems under the supervision of Dr Florian Urmetzer. Her research is funded by the DAAD IFI scholarship.
Fiona is pursuing a degree in the Master’s Program ‘Management & Technology’ at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with a business focus in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as a technological focus in Computer Science. During her studies, Fiona gained research experience across multiple research projects, including a publication about blockchain ecosystems as well as a publication concerning legal affairs in engineering, for which she researched at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkley.
In the past, she gained work experience in several international and fast-paced environments, such as Venture Capital, consultancy and startups working for Picus Capital, Deloitte, KPMG and Climedo Health in New York, London, Singapore and Munich.
With her background as a high-professional sports athlete in Handball, Fiona enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with family and friends where you would mostly find her mountaineering, road biking or surfing.