Speaker Series #3 - Sustainable.Circular.Mobility

Topic: Sustainable.Circular.Mobility | Buzzwords in the Automotive Industry or a Serious Goal?

  • Dr. Irene Feige (Head of Climate Strategy and Circular Economy, BMW Group)
  • Prof. Markus Lienkamp (mobility expert TUM)

When and where?

Thursday, 07.07.2022 at 18.30 at the MUCBOOK Popup Eventspace FRANZI
(Schwanthalerstraße 57, 80336 München, Mitten im Bahnhofsviertel)

Registration: here

What is it about? The end of the combustion engine was only recently decided in Brussels. But the automotive industry seems to be ahead of the bureaucrats in Brussels in setting its own targets. BMW's ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions has the year 2030 as its target, for the first time covering the entire life cycle from the supply chain through production to the end of the vehicle's useful life. The aim is not just to make driving itself as emission-free as possible. Rather, the aim is to take a holistic approach to reducing CO2-footprint of the manufacturing processes.

But what is the truth behind these goals? What are the trends toward real sustainability in the automotive industry? How can technical but also social innovations help ensure that both society as a whole and one of Germany's strongest economic sectors can benefit from the mobility revolution? And how can the complex balancing act succeed between increasingly clear demands from society on the industry and the internal logic of one of the largest employers in the country?

We will discuss these and other exciting questions with two real luminaries in their fields. Dr. Irene Feige, Head of Climate Strategy and Circular Economy at the BMW Group and Prof. Markus Lienkamp, holder of the Chair of Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, will give impulses from their work in the #3 SpeakerSeries "Future of Mobility" and discuss with all guests how we can shape the livable future today.

Let us welcome you on 07 July in the FRANZI (or via Life-Stream on LinkedIn) and discuss them with the following experts.

The following experts are waiting for you:

Dr. Irene Feige

Head of Climate Strategy and Circular Economy | BMW Group

About the speaker: As Head of Climate Strategy and Circular Economy, Irene is involved in creating the strategic roadmap to make the product truly sustainable. The reduction of CO2- and resource consumption is directly related to reducing climate impacts and other negative impacts such as land use change or biodiversity loss. Prior to driving the sustainability movement within the BMW Group, Irene held various positions in corporate strategy and stakeholder management. She has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry in strategic roles and a strong background in the scientific community. Irene teaches an MBA course "Sustainable Mobility" at the Technical University of Berlin. She holds a PhD in economics.

Markus Lienkamp

MCube Co-Director | Chair of Automotive Engineering (FTM) | Technical University of Munich | (Vice) World Champion of the Indy Autonomous Challenge 🏅

Personal details: In the field of electromobility and automated driving, Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp conducts research with the aim of developing truly innovative and new vehicle and mobility concepts. He heads the Department of Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and was involved in the CREATE project in Singapore. Together with TUM colleagues, he leads the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (M Cube), which was awarded up to EUR 50 million by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Future Cluster Competition. He studied mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University and Cornell University, followed by a doctorate at Darmstadt Technical University (1995). At Volkswagen, he was head of the "Electronics and Vehicle" research department in Group Research. His main focus was on driver assistance systems and vehicle concepts for electromobility. Since November 2009, Prof. Lienkamp has headed the Chair of Automotive Engineering at TUM. The chair, with its approximately 60 doctoral students, conducts research on current topics in the fields of automated driving, electromobility and smart mobility.