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Bankole Adjibadji

Research Ingenieur and Intellectual Property Manager bei Thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH


Technical lead of research and development projects in academic and industrial environment, software architect for embedded and PC-based systems in the automotive and the  elevator industry. Intellectual property manager, Big research project manager.

My goal is the technical leading of interdisciplinary, complex and strategic R&D projects and motivating people for innovation. 

Work History


Research engineer and IP manager

Thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH

Currently leading of a big research project, responsible for the concept design and the system architecture of virtual engineering and its establishment into Thyssenkrupp R&D process.

Modeling the architecture  of a new generation of safety controllers with high level of integrity according to the IEC 61508 standard.

Designing and implementing a virtual reality 3D experience platform in collaboration with a university, which allows collaboration during research, demonstration of complex issues and scientific visualisation of numerical simulation results.

The platform also allows immersing people into concepts and lets them experience innovation before going to development.

Eliminating the need of an expensive real size prototype was very beneficial for my  budget.  

And these were decisive contributions  to the most famous innovation of the last decade in the elevator industry, Thyssenkrupp's "Multi" .

One of the key performance indicators of a research and innovation center is intellectual property (IP). As the IP Manager my task was to motivate the team, to establish supporting process, and managing the patents portfolio of the unit following the overall IP strategy of the organization.  

Within two years I could successfully transform the team's passive IP behaviour into an active and productive one. 

Mar 2011Sep 2012

Automotive System engineer and Software architect

Innovative Software Services ISS GmbH

Coordinating the development of the electrical vehicle controller for a joint-venture between two automotive global players Daimler and Renault, putting the focus on innovative Human Machine Interface (HMI) features as a means of differentiation against competition.

 During these different projects I was also in charge of ensuring that all software development processes are conform to SPICE, AUTOSAR and the safety standard ISO 26262. 

Aug 2009Feb 2011

Software developer and Research Engineer

University of Stuttgart, Supercomputing center

Working on the design of a virtual programing environment, a collaboration and programming platform for students and researchers.

Developing the architecture of the software frontend of this environment and implementing several software modules in java by using advanced programing concepts and technologies

During that time I authored various scientific publications about E-learning and mentored graduating students.

Feb 2009Jul 2009


Institute for Production technology and Automation of the Fraunhofer Society

Implementing several functions in C++ for communication and networking between various modules of a robot.

Jan 2008Jun 2008

Stundent trainee

Alpine Europe Research & Development OEM

Developing and testing simulation software in C++ for car navigation systems. I could successfuly help different teams to integrate these tools into the enterprise proprietrary testing platform.

Jul 2007Dec 2007


Alpine Europe Research & Development OEM

Developing  client tools for a multi-tier web database application testing the quality of car navigation algorithms. Supporting the software department in the deployment of the tools.

Jun 2006Jun 2007

Internship and Research assistant

Fraunhofer Society

Programing computer vision algorithms in C++, especially pattern recognition through robotic systems. 

Building a library of computer vision and helping other researchers from cooperating institute (France) to deploy and use it.

Jun 2004Oct 2006

Research Assistant

Research center for solarenergy and hydrogen of Baden-Württemberg

Taking measurements of solar cells and panels, characterizing highly sensitive cells used by satelites or space navigation.


Oct 2002Dec 2008

Diplom-Ing univ. (German degree equivalent to Master)

Universität Stuttgart

Electrical Engineering with focus on telematic and computer networks

Apr 2001Apr 2002

German Language certification for study level 

University of applied sciences Ilmenau

BS Electronic

polytechnical University of Benin