Manuel Zahn

Student, Visiting Researcher at the Harvard Biorobotics Lab, Harvard University

Cambridge, United States of America


Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Computer Vision
Business Development


Professional experience for Manuel Zahn

  • 7 months, Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

    Master Thesis | Business Development

    Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG

    Thesis topic: "Design of a business development strategy for development projects", Leading a student team during a market analysis for a new development project and coordinating the cooperation between the company and university

  • 4 months, Apr 2018 - Jul 2018

    Business Development Consultant


    Consulting Viscopic on a new business opportunity as part of CDTM. The project included horizontal, vertical research and focused research. Part of the process included expert interviews, market analysis, competitor analysis and revenue potential calculations.

  • 5 months, Oct 2017 - Feb 2018

    Product Development Consultant

    Framos GmbH

    Building a prototype of 3D-enabled glasses and a haptic feedback wristband for blind people, based on a new Intel RealSense 3D camera. Working in a team of four, in cooperation with our project partner Framos as part of the CDTM.

  • 3 months, Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

    Trend Research Analyst

    Vodafone GmbH

    - Identifying and analyzing tech and non-tech trends in the field of customer interatction in the telco - Creating future scenarios around these trends to help envision a potential customer's life - Proposing new potential products for Vodavone around the core trends, with a strong business case The project involved 2 months of full-time work in close collaboration with Vodafone and multiple workshops on scenario based ideation techniques as part of the CDTM.

  • 6 months, Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

    Co-Founder & Media Coordinator

    Stanford Digital Shapers

    We are an interdisciplinary club that aims to increase awareness of the impacts of technology on society. We seek to educate the Stanford community about the future of privacy, digital rights, social systems and employment in the digital age.

  • 2 months, Nov 2016 - Dec 2016

    Development Engineer

    Magazino GmbH

    Development of a production test bench for cables, PCB-design, Python programming, development of an intelligent sorting algorithm

  • 1 year and 7 months, Apr 2015 - Oct 2016



    Soundsetter is an early-stage audio technology startup that develops headphones that can also be used as speakers. By simply folding up your Soundsetter headphones you are able to share your music at any time. By combining headphones and docking speakers into only one product, Soundsetter lets you never miss a chance to share your music. Additionally the possibility to connect your headphones with other Soundsetters in speaker and headphone mode creates a whole new experience of enjoying music together.

  • 2 months, Aug 2015 - Sep 2015

    Development Engineer

    BMW Group

    Intern at the department "Industry 4.0" doing accuracy specification of 3D Laser scanners as planning tool for BMW production halls

  • 6 months, Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

    Bachelor Thesis | sensor development

    fos4X GmbH

    Compensation of Thermal and Mechanical Influences of Fiber Optic Rail Sensors

  • 2 months, Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

    Development Engineer

    PULS GmbH

    Integrating an electrical logic circuit into a Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD)

  • 1 month, Nov 2010 - Nov 2010

    Research Intern

    IPEK - Institut für Produktentwicklung am KIT

    Data analysis and construction of CAD models

Educational background for Manuel Zahn

  • Current 5 years and 7 months, since Nov 2018

    Visiting Researcher at the Harvard Biorobotics Lab

    Harvard University

  • 2017 - 2018

    Technology Management

    Center for Digital Technology and Management

    The Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), a joint institution of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM), offers talented students the international and interdisciplinary study program Technology Management.

  • 2017 - 2018


    Technische Universität München

    Focusing on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies

  • 2017 - 2017

    Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Robotics Lab

    Stanford University

    Working in the field of underwater robots on the Ocean One Project of the Stanford Robotics Lab as part of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. Designing an underwater vision unit housing and programming a hand gesture detection for the cooperation of an underwater robot with divers in python.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jan 2015 - Mar 2019

    Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

    Technische Universität München

    Major: Robotic and Automation, focusing on Computer Vision and Machine Learning

  • 2014 - 2016

    Organizational Leadership

    Bavarian EliteAcademy

    The Bavarian EliteAcademy (BEA) supports gifted and motivated students from all of Bavaria’s universities on their way to becoming responsible leaders in the future. |

  • 2014 - 2014

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Nanyang Technological University

    Memeber of the NTU Entrepreneurship Society and NTU Debate Squad

  • 2012 - 2015

    Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

    Technische Universität München


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Chinese


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