With an academic background in corporate management and economics his primary focus is in the field of sustainable innovation and strategy foresight. Despite his economics background, Chris is a generalist researching in the fields of complexity studies, ecology and organizational design.
Chris is an expert in B2B Lean Innovation for industrial clients and accompanied many new players and incumbents in early stage business development. Since 2009 he has been involved in numerous innovation projects with corporations such as Philips Design, Audi, Ernst & Young, BASF or Fairphone. He worked as a circular economy expert with Z_punkt GmbH – The Foresight Company and (academic) institutions including Europe’s biggest innovation learning program Climate KIC.
He also served as a pro- bono business plan advisor for the State of Lower Saxony in Hannover and co-organized the state’s biggest conference (Lab) for Lean Startups. In 2015 he was appointed Pitch Juror in Europe’s first startup prize for the circular economy (Green Alley), a Seedmatch partner.