Klaus Beetz

Klaus Beetz

Chief Executive Officer of EIT Manufacturing ASBL

“Our goal is to ensure manufacturing innovation is led by Europe. Europe has always been the home of the industry, and a pioneer in industrial innovation including industry 4.0. Manufacturing is an essential part of Europe’s economy. It is key for the transition into a carbon-free economy and Europe’s Green Deal. Manufacturing matters more than ever.”


EIT Manufacturing is an Innovation Community within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) which connects the leading manufacturing actors in Europe. Fuelled by a strong interdisciplinary and trusted community, they add unique value to European products, processes, services – and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.

Klaus Beetz has more than two decades of industry experience in the IT and software engineering industry, including five years of international secondment to Eastern Europe. Building on his graduation in mathematics, philosophy and computer science, he started his professional career as a software engineer at Nemetschek AG. There he was a member of the board and in charge of the technology centres in Bratislava, Slovakia and Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2002 he joined Siemens and headed the Global Technology Field "System Development Technologies" within Siemens Corporate Technology, with subsidiaries in USA (Princeton), Bangalore, India, St. Petersburg, Russia, Beijnhjing, China and Munich/Erlangen, Germany. He was responsible for worldwide technology transfer from research to business with a focus on innovative engineering technologies for software-intensive systems.

Klaus Beetz is a member of the board of trustees (BoT) at the European Software Institute (ESI), member of the Steering Group of Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA) and member of the executive board of DIGITALEUROPE.