STM is a German management consulting firm providing market insights and business development services for technology companies. Clients of the branch in Shanghai include companies such as ABB, Bosch, Daimler, KUKA and Siemens, among others. Georg Stieler started STM’s office in Shanghai in 2011. Together with his Chinese team, Georg supports suppliers and operators of robotics, sensors, software and control systems in the region. Georg constitutes the base for STMs extensive knowledge about the Chinese automation industry and has become one of the leading independent experts in this field. In this function, Georg also frequently lends his expertise to investors and startups from Europe, the US and China.