Stefan Ilijevic

Head of Innovation and Patent department of SEAT

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Stefan Ilijevic was born in Hannover in 1977. He received the Master Degree in vehicle engineering at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in 2002.

Since 1997 he is related to the Volkswagen Group in different functions (quality, production and R+D departments) and he had the opportunity to work in different European countries, like Germany, Czech Republic and Spain.

Since 2005 Stefan lives in Spain and works for the most famous Spanish Car-builder brand, SEAT. In 2008 he was named head of Product-innovation and Patents. In his function he is not only responsible for the prosper introduction of customer relevant innovations in the SEAT vehicles and for the most efficient protection of the SEAT IP. Further he cares of the establishment of a clear innovation culture, which helps the company to transform into a Sustainable Mobility Provider in the close future.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government