Robert Hardt

Partner & Global Catalyst Lead

Robert Hardt joined Next47 in 2017 and is based in Munich. He leads the firm’s Catalyst program, connecting startups with Siemens’s global network of customers, domain expertise, technologies and business units.

Prior to Next47, Robert was President and CEO of Siemens Canada and Chair of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He was also a member of the Business Council of Canada, The Learning Partnership, International Chief Executives in Canada (Conference Board of Canada) and served on the Advisory Council, Manufacturing, for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

A seasoned engineer, Robert is passionate about fostering engineering professional development by building strong collaboration networks between industry and educational institutions.