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Department of Engineering

Mr Simon F Dietlmeier FRSA


Simon F Dietlmeier

Research Student

Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management

Research group: Strategy and Policy


Personal website

Teaching activity

  • Supervisor of Undergraduate Students for the Course Module METIIA 3P9 “Industrial Economics, Strategy & Governance” (Professor Chander Velu / Dr Florian Urmetzer)
  • Co-Supervisor of Master Dissertations for the Course MPhil “Industrial Systems, Manufacture & Management (ISMM)” (with Dr Florian Urmetzer / Cassandra Shand)
  • Essay Marking (Demonstrator) for the Course Module IA “Engineer in Society” (Professor Tim Minshall)
  • Nominated for the Cambridge Students Union “Student-Led Teaching Award (SLTA)” 2022


Simon is a PhD Candidate in the Ecosystems, Platforms & Strategy Research Team at the University of Cambridge, where his research is funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Studentship of the School of Technology and with a Doctoral Scholarship of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). There he is a member of the Doctoral College “Social Market Economy”. He received multiple other awards and scholarships. Simon has professional work and internship experience in industry with Siemens, Airbus, and BMW; as well as in policy with the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Bavarian Parliament. He relaunched and scaled-up the TUM Speakers Series as Chairman and established the Advisory Board as its Co-Chair. Having been selected in DLD Media’s “50 for Future” class of 2020, his work was shortlisted for The Charlemagne Prize Fellowship 2022. Simon co-founded the G7-75 Years Marshall Plan Young Transatlantic Leaders Initiative, and he is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum’s Community.

Department role and responsibilities

PhD Candidate with the Business Model Innovation Research Group, the Cambridge Service Alliance, and the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTIP) at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)