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Dr. Katrine Krogh Andersen is the dean of research and senior vice president at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She has long experience working in climate change and energy, both at universities and in government agencies. Before joining DTU she was director for research and development at the Danish Meteorological Institute. She is a member of the EU mission board on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, the Danish Science and Innovation Policy Council, and chairman of the National Committee for Research Infrastructure. Moreover she is board member of a number of national and European collaborations on e.g. clean tech, energy research (EERA) and supercomputing. Her career includes climate change research and research management, as well as working at the Ministry of Climate and Energy on preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen in 2009, COP15. She holds a PhD in physics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Dr. Maria Tsavachidis is the CEO of the EIT Urban Mobility, a European innovation community to accelerate the transition towards sustainable urban Mobility. Before joining the EIT she was responsible for Innovation at Siemens for more than 20 year in different positions. More recently she was leading the Business Innovation Group at Siemens Consulting. She started her career as a researcher in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems and holds a PHD in traffic engineering from the Technical University of Munich.



Kate Laing is the Programme Manager of the Mobility Management Programme at C40 Cities Climate Leadership. She convenes a network of transport decision makers delivering strategies and interventions to encourage citizens to make better decisions about how they move around cities. This means providing people with more transport options and making it easier for people to make choices that will most benefit public health, social equity and significantly reduce climate emissions. Kate leads C40’s work with cities designing and implementing Zero Emission Areas. To date 30 Mayors have signed the C40 Green and Healthy Streets Declaration, pledging to transform urban mobility in line with commitments of the Paris Agreement. Prior to joining C40 Cities, Kate worked in development consulting with a focus on supporting African cities respond to urbanisation and climate change. Kate has a Bachelors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in Economics from University College London.



Dr. Birte Holst Jørgensen is a senior researcher at the Technical University of Denmark and an acknowledged expert in energy R&D strategies and technology policies. She is a leading member of several committees and research programmes, a.o. IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority-setting and Evaluation (chair), Governing Board of Joint Programme Initiative of Urban Europe, Executive Committee of the European Climate Research Alliance and the Stakeholder Forum of the national transmission system operator Energinet. She is also the Principal Coordinator of Sustainable Energy of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research. Previous work experiences include the position as directzzor of Nordic Energy Research, positions at private and public consultancy companies as well as a 3-year assignment at the Technical University of Ecuador. Dr. Jørgensen holds a MSc. in Business Economics (Copenhagen Business School) and a PhD in Political Sciences (Copenhagen University).



Ing. Roman Holý, Ph.D. currently serves within EIT Urban Mobility as Interim Director of Innovation Hub East in Prague. He promoted Czech Industry 4.0 and Society 4.0 in 2017-2018. He served as a Czech diplomat in The Hague, Paris, and Washington and worked as business analyst in Accenture / Andersen Consulting. He began his diplomatic career with the Czech MFA in Prague in 2003. He served as Deputy Manager of the transformation project “SOFPIA” (Strategic, Organization, Functional, Process and Information Audit); leader of the CAF (Common Assessment Framework); member of the Steering committee, responsible for the Quality. Then he served four years at the Permanent Delegation to the OECD in Paris (2006 – 2010). After comeback he worked at the Department of Development Co-operation and as Secretary to the Director General of Economic Section, where he contributed to the management of the Section, especially in the area of Economic Diplomacy (also as Economic diplomat in the Netherlands, 2013 – 2017) and Development Co-operation.


Raffaele Salvucci is a PhD student in the Energy System Analysis group at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Raffaele has extensive experience in energy system analysis and modelling, specifically oriented towards the integration of low-carbon transport solutions in broad national energy systems. During his PhD studies, he is investigating how to improve energy system models in order to support long-term energy scenario analysis for the decarbonisation of the Nordic transport sector. He is one of the main developers of a Nordic TIMES model called TIMES-Nordic. Raffaele holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Energy and a BSc in Physics. 


Dr. Subash Dhar is a Senior Researcher at UNEP DTU Partnership and a Senior Fellow at Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University. He is a Lead Author for Transport Chapter in the sixth ongoing assessment of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was a contributing author for fifth assessment of IPCC. His research interests include sustainable urban transport, low carbon development in developing countries, technology transfer and climate change and he has published several peer-reviewed papers on these topics. He has been promoting electric mobility in Asian cities as a means for reducing air pollution, improving access and reducing CO2 emissions. He has authored several guidebooks/toolkits for capacity building in the area of technology transfer and low carbon transport including the UN Environment toolkit for Low Carbon Mobility Planning for cities.  He holds a doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.



Dr. Fatime Barbara Hegyi is working at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission as a researcher in Seville, Spain. She is responsible for managing the thematic Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform on Industrial Modernisation, through which she is providing analytical and methodological support for the organisation of European eco-systems of interregional collaborations based on specific areas of research and innovation. Her current research fields are addressing specific areas of interregional collaboration linked to S3. She has developed an evaluation framework for integrating results of interregional collaboration, a conceptual approach, which demonstrates how thematic S3 methodology of linking interregional innovation eco-systems is expected to enable long term impacts driving institutional change and improving regional innovation capabilities, and she has worked out a leadership impact assessment methodology that aims at enhancing commitment of interregional governance structures. She holds a PhD in regional economics from Szechenyi Istvan University in Gyor, Hungary and a M.Sc. degree from Universita Cattolica de Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.


Henrik Morgen, Director (interim), EIT Urban Mobility, and Senior Executive Officer, DTU, has worked with technology-based innovation in commercial, public and not-for-profit organisations for 25 years. An international expert in public/private innovation partnerships, he is overseeing DTU engagements and has been a driving force behind EIT Urban Mobility since mid 2015. Previous experience includes corporate business development, project/programme management and business incubation in the clean-tech, energy and ICT sectors. After helping to launch the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2009, he joined Climate-KIC as its COO and CFO.



Dr. Stanislav S. Borysov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Technical University of Denmark DTU (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark), where he is working on machine learning and data science for smart mobility and business analytics. Previously, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology in Singapore, a postdoctoral fellow at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA (Stockholm, Sweden), and a research faculty guest at the Los Alamos National Lab (Los Alamos, NM, USA). He also was an H.C. Ørsted / Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (COFUND) senior fellow in 2017. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Institute of Applied Physics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Sumy, Ukraine).


Dr. Chresten Træholt is since 2012 head of research group Distributed Energy Resources at Center for Electric Power & Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU, where he leads the department’s research effort on electric vehicles, battery electric storage and the electric power systems integration with other energy domains.  Since 2007 he was in a dual position with DTU and the NKT cables group working on commercialising superconducting cables. During 2002-2007 was with Ultera/nkt cables and involved in activities of design, construction, testing and reporting and prototyping and commercialising superconducting cables. C. Træholt holds a MSc. Elect. Eng. and a PhD in applied physics from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).


Dr. Sonja Haustein is a Senior Researcher at DTU and a member of the Transport Psychology Group in DTU Management’s Transport Division. Previously, she was the Deputy Head of the research area ‘Mobility’ at the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development in Dortmund, Germany. Her research aims at understanding individual transport related choices and thereby providing the basis for interventions that facilitate greener, safer, and more inclusive transport. Sonja has published 40 peer-reviewed articles, i.a. in Transportation, Accident Analysis and Prevention, and Transportation Research Parts A, C, and F. Google Scholar lists 1,569 citations, and an h-index of 21 (10-09-2019). Sonja holds a PhD in Psychology from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.


Martin Giese is Managing Director of the XPRENEURS early stage incubator in Munich and serves as the interim Director Business Creation of the EIT Urban Mobility. In this capacity, he is coordinating all startup related activites of the EIT including the development of a pan-european acceleration programme for urban mobility. He is author of a guidebook on startup financing ( and a lecturer in leading academic programmes at TUM Munich (EMBA, CDTM), Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (EMBA) and St Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic. He holds a MSc from MIT Sloan School of Management and a MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 



Dr. Alexis Laurent is associate professor in the Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) group at DTU Management’s Sustainability Division. Alexis specialises in the development and applications of methods for quantifying environmental sustainability of products, technologies and systems at large. Alexis’ research has demonstrated that only looking at CO2 emissions when assessing environmental sustainability is not enough. He empirically demonstrated that for many sectors, including the energy sector, such practice leads to environmental burden-shifting, i.e. the decrease in CO2 emissions might be associated with increases in other environmental problems and highlighted this key message in far-reaching scientific publications.


Dr. Allan Larsen holds a Professorship in Transport and Logistics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Based on methodology from operations research and simulation, he studies the optimisation and planning of freight transport and logistics. Dr. Larsen is particularly interested in the opportunities as well as challenges faced by the industry with respect to digitalisation and new technologies. Dr. Larsen has managed and participated in several Danish as well as European research and innovation projects within urban freight transport and logistics. Allan Larsen acts as the vice chair of the Transport Innovation Network of Denmark funded by the Danish Council for Innovation and Technology. Allan Larsen is heading the Operations Management group at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics. He holds a PhD degree in Operations Research from DTU.


Dr. Peter Vang Hendriksen is professor in high temperature electrochemistry at DTU, where he is heading the section “solid state chemistry” - one of seven research sections in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage. He has worked on transport phenomena in functional ceramics for more than 25 years, with particular emphasis on applications in energy conversion devices, such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and electrolysis cells (SOEC). He has extensive project managerial experience from large, national and international research projects including projects on synthesis of green fuels for the transport sector.



Kirk Caldwell was elected the 14th Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu and assumed office on January 2, 2013. He was re-elected in November of 2016 for a second term that began in January 2017.  Throughout his time in office Mayor Caldwell has prioritized investing in Honolulu’s core infrastructure, with a focus on roads, sewers, bus and rail transportation, parks and homelessness. In 2016, Mayor Caldwell added dealing with the climate crisis as one of his priorities and spearheaded the creation of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Mayor Caldwell previously served as Managing Director and Acting Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu and as majority leader in the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives. Prior to entering public office, he was managing partner at the law firm of Ashford and Wriston. Mayor Caldwell was born in Waipahu and raised in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island. He studied Urban Planning and Economics at Tufts University, earned an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law.  He and his wife Donna Tanoue have a daughter, Maya. 


Dr. Carl Friedrich Eckhardt holds an academic degree in economics from TU Berlin, Carl looks back on almost 25 years of professional experience in the field of transportation, regulation, and urban mobility both in theory and practice. Since 2012, Carl has been working for BMW Group in various positions relative to electric mobility and urban mobility. Prior to that, he was responsible for Business Development at Vattenfall Europe Innovation, where he established the Green eMobility program (2010 – 2012), Director Transportation & Business Consulting at Dornier Consulting (2002 – 2010). Before Carl worked in the Corporate Strategy department at Robert Bosch (2001 – 2002), he did research, teaching, and consulting in the field of the economics of sustainable mobility at the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy at TU Berlin (1995 – 2000). His PhD project was on innovation in the field of urban mobility.


Steffen Rasmussen is head of cross cutting projects at the Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen.  He managed the 2018 World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems in Copenhagen (ITS) in 2018 and is preparing the city for local host activities for upcoming mega events, such as the European Championship in football 2020, Tour de France, Grand Départ 2021 and World Pride/EuroGames 2021. Until 2018 he was head of the City’s Department for Traffic and Urban Life, the city's authority for roads and traffic management, traffic safety, traffic information and  street lighting. He has seven years of experience from international assignments as consultant, technical advisor, project manager and director in African and Latin American Countries. Steffen Rasmussen is member of the National Danish Road Safety Commission.


Dr. Professor Jacob Østergaard is the founding head of DTU’s Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE). Prior he was 10 years with Research Institute of Danish Electric Utilities. His research focuses on technologies and solutions for efficient transformation of the energy system towards high share of renewable energy. He is the driving force behind large national and international award-winning projects, including the EcoGrid EU project. He is also responsible for the experimental facilities for energy systems, PowerLabDK, with unique close coupling between physical experiments, computer simulations and a real-life full-scale renewable-based energy system. He serves in several boards and has been advisor for the Danish Government and the European Commission. He has received a number of prizes and is author and co-author of more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, 15 book chapters and more than 50 technical reports.


Dr. Otto Anker Nielsen is professor in transport modelling and head of the Transport Division at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He has 27 years of research experience and applied work experience within the field of transport modelling and transport behaviour research. He has been leading several large-scale transports modelling projects in Denmark and at EU level over the period from 1994 until now, including the IPTOP project on Integrated Public Transport Planning and Optimisation, and has been a member of several Government Commissions in the transport domain, including the Congestion Commission, the Transport Minister Expert Group of Future Transportation, and the ongoing Green Transport Commission appointed by the Minister of Finance. He is member of Editorial Boards of several WoS journals in the field.



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