Alexander Gerfer is Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Würth Elektronik eiSos group, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components. He graduated from the engineering school of communications engineering at the Rheinische Akademie Köln and studied electrical engineer (FH) at the Rheinische Fachhochschule.
Tech To Feed the World
Technology in agriculture is key to producing food more sustainably in the future. Ryan Archer (BayWa), Alexander Gerfer (Würth Elektronik eiSos) and Marc Oshima (AeroFarms) discuss the potential of controlled environments, vertical farming and positive ecological impact of agritech with Lauren Kiel from Bloomberg Green. The need for innovation in agriculture is clear, Alexander Gerfer…More
Space: The New Frontier
Space exploration is a billion dollar global market. It holds the promise of creating unforeseen business opportunities as well as solving global challenges. Big players and visionaries out of the United States are naturally affiliated with space technology. But what about Europe? There’s plenty of talent, creativity and know-how for the continent to play an…More
Intelligent LED Horticulture
Vertical farming is just one way of growing vegetables without destroying forests for farm land. Alexander Gerfer, CTO of Würth Elektronik, explains how smartly controlled LED lights can be used for indoor agriculture that requires very little water and no pesticides.More