Jan Kohlmeyer

Jan Kohlmeyer has been in charge of the Climate Protection Office of the state capital Stuttgart since 2020. His team coordinates Stuttgart’s Climate Roadmap 2035, its 200 million euro climate action programme, and the 13 million Euro Stuttgart Climate Innovation Fund. The Climate Protection Office is also responsible for managing the city’s award winning climate … Continued

Thure Karup

Thure Karup has worn many hats before landing in his current position as Director and Head of Partnerships and Thought Leadership in Urban Partners two years ago. A political scientist by background, he started his career in the Danish Foreign Service and was posted as deputy ambassador to Syria. Thure then moved to the political … Continued

Emmanuel Chronakis

Emmanuel Chronakis has held several management positions during the last 25 years, starting from aviation, defence and space, e-commerce, insurances and finance to IT- and engineering-services. Since 2014, he and his teams were consulting and supporting several OEMs and Tier1’s from the automotive industry, mainly in the fields of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous … Continued

Michael Rössler

Michael Rössler is coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network in Baden-Württemberg and spokesperson of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Germany. The EEN network supports small and medium sized companies, start-ups, scale-ups and research institutions in their innovation and internationalisation activities. The network -sponsored by the EU – consists of over 600 business and innovation support … Continued

Marten Wassmann

Marten Wassmann studied architecture, both at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, from which he graduated in 1997. Only three years later, Marten founded Gateways an Amsterdam-based design agency that approaches design aspects of Urban Mobility holistically. The office contributes proven expertise in Architectural and Urban Design … Continued

Lukas Nussbaumer

Lukas Nussbaumer has been working as a Digital Twin Consultant at Nomoko AG since 2021. With his strong knowledge about the industry of photorealistic 3D, Lukas brings valuable expertise to drive the growth of Nomoko and helping cities and companies to create immersive 3D experiences to enhance planning, discovery and communication of new development projects. … Continued

Miguel Eiras Antunes

Passionate about the future of cities and mobility, Miguel Eiras Antunes strongly advocates a move “from urban living to a more human living” to positively impact future generations’ lives and contribute to a more sustainable and happy way of living. He globally leads the Smart Cities & Urban Transformation practices at Deloitte and under his … Continued

Katja Walther

Katja Walther is heading the Sustainability and Climate Protection unit at the city of Esslingen/Neckar where she is responsible for the implementation of the city’s integrated climate protection and adaptation plan. She also works with the lighthouse project “Climate District Neue Weststadt Esslingen”, the first project to include the production of green hydrogen in an … Continued

Viktor Schoner

Viktor Schoner can look back on quite an international, musical journey: In Berlin, he studied viola at two universities, joined a fellowship at New York University, founded Akademie Musiktheater Heute, joined the Salzburg Festival and RuhrTriennale as dramaturgical and personal assistant, worked at Opéra national de Paris and Bayerische Staatsoper before becoming an intendant and … Continued

Tom Kuipers

City enthusiast Tom Kuipers has a background in urban planning, design, and mobility, and uses his expertise in the field of Smart Urban Mobility as Programme Manager at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). There, Tom works on numerous innovation and research projects in an (inter)national context and connects with researchers, industry, partners, … Continued