Speaker Series #1 - kick-off date

Thursday, 28.04.2022 from 6.30 pm at the Verkehrszentrum Transport Museum

(Auditorium in Hall 3, Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 Munich)

Topic: Presentation MCube - Innovation Cluster for Mobility Change in Munich & Germany-wide with leading mobility experts Munich

  • Dr. Jessica Le Bris (Head of Mobility | Consulting & Research | Green City Experience GmbH)
  • Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer (TUM, MCube Co-Director)
  • Prof. Gebhard Wulfhorst (TUM, MCube Co-Director)
  • Prof. Markus Lienkamp (TUM, MCube Co-Director)
  • Oliver May-Beckmann ( MCube Managing Director)

Registration: here

What is it about? Munich has big plans. In the next few years, the city wants to become a European pioneer of sustainable mobility innovations and, just like Amsterdam, Paris or Barcelona, be perceived globally with its very own vision of the mobility revolution. We can only achieve this together - if science, civil society, business, politics, administration, the cultural and creative scene as well as innovative founders from the city and the region work together for the common goal. The start of the brand new Speaker Series Future of mobility provides an inspiring space to bring together and showcase ideas and the minds behind this vision.

Different experts from the MCube Cluster ask the maybe uncomfortable question: What do we have to change today in order to really shape the liveable city of tomorrow? How can technical and social innovations help to ensure that both society as a whole and one of Germany's strongest economic sectors benefit from the mobility revolution?

Get inspired on 28 April at the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum (or via Life-Stream on LinkedIn) and discuss your ideas with the following MCube experts.

At the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, an entrance fee of € 3 needs to be paid. Students get free entry.

The MCube experts are:

Jessica Le Bris

Head of Mobility | Consulting & Research | Green City Experience GmbH

Personal details: At the interface between science and practice, Dr Jessica Le Bris brings her expertise to consultancy practice and at the same time builds a bridge to the world of research. Thematic areas are sustainable mobility in municipalities and companies (participatory strategy development, operational mobility management, change processes), acceptance and diffusion of new technologies, shaping behavioural change through experience and communication, and (experimental) approaches to transformation.

Sebastian Pfotenhauer

MCube Co-Director | STS Department Head & Associate Professor for Innovation Research Program Coordinator | Technical Universtity of Munich

Personal details: Sebastian Pfotenhauer is Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS), and Carl von Linde Professor of Innovation Research. As an expert in the fields of science and technology studies and innovation policy, he heads the Innovation, Society and Public Policy research group at STS and the School of Management. Together with TUM colleagues, he leads the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (MCube), which was awarded a 45M EUR initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Future Cluster Competition. Professor Pfotenhauer's research focuses on innovation policy, regional innovation strategies and cultures, the circulation of innovation models, responsible innovation, and science and innovation in international contexts. Prior to his appointment at TUM, Professor Pfotenhauer was a Research Scientist and Lecturer at the MIT Technology and Policy Program and a Fellow at the Harvard STS Program.

Gebhard Wulfhorst

MCube Co-Director | Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning | Technical University of Munich 

Personal details: Gebhard Wulfhorst leitet den Lehrstuhl für Siedlungsstruktur und Verkehrsplanung seit Juli 2006. Er ist Raum- und Verkehrsplaner und auf die Wechselwirkungen zwischen räumlichen Strukturen und dem Mobilitätsverhalten spezialisiert. Die Schwerpunkte seiner Tätigkeiten in Lehre, Forschung und Beratung liegen in der Entwicklung von integrierten Siedlungs- und Verkehrskonzepten, in der modellgestützten Wirkungsbeurteilung sowie der Gestaltung von Planungs- und Realisierungsprozessen auf stadtregionaler Ebene. Gemeinsam mit TUM Kolleg*innen führt er das Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (M Cube), welches vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung im Rahmen des Zukunftscluster Wettbewerbs als 50M EUR Initiative ausgezeichnet wurde.

Markus Lienkamp

MCube Co-Director |  Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik (FTM) | Technische Universität München | (Vize-)Weltmeister der Indy Autonomous Challenge 🏅

Personal details: Auf dem Gebiet der Elektromobilität und Automatisiertes Fahren forscht Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp, mit dem Ziel, wirklich innovative und neue Fahrzeug- und Mobilitätskonzepte zu entwickeln. Er leitet den Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik der Technischen Universität München (TUM) und war beteiligt am CREATE-Projekt in Singapur. Gemeinsam mit TUM Kollegen führt er das Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (M Cube), welches vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung im Rahmen des Zukunftscluster Wettbewerbs als bis zu 50Millionen EUR Initiative ausgezeichnet wurde. Seinem Maschinenbaustudium an der TU Darmstadt und Cornell University folgte die Promotion an der TU Darmstadt (1995). Bei Volkswagen war er Hauptabteilungsleiter für die Forschung „Elektronik und Fahrzeug“ in der Konzernforschung. Schwerpunkte bildeten die Fahrerassistenzsysteme und Fahrzeugkonzepte für die Elektromobilität. Seit November 2009 leitet Prof. Lienkamp den Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik der TUM. Der Lehrstuhl mit seinen ca. 60 Doktoranden forscht an den aktuellen Themen der Bereiche Automatisiertes Fahren, Elektromobilität und Smarte Mobilität.

Oliver May-Beckmann

MCube Managing Director | Technical University of Munich

About the speaker: Oliver is an expert in the fields of urban innovation and entrepreneurship. He is building up the central structure of MCube at the Technical University of Munich. Together with industry partners, politics, start-ups, NGOs, civil society and research institutes, MCube develops innovative mobility solutions for the challenges of our time. For the last +10 years Oliver’s education, business creation and consulting work has centered across all three major innovation poles of our times (Europe, China and the United States). Oliver was leading the Ecosystem Department at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and the Hochschule Munich. He lived in Shanghai and Boston and was co-responsible for the European/Chinese program CITYMAKERS, which empowers international urban innovators to create more livable cities. Oliver and his colleagues build up from scratch the social and sustainable entrepreneurship education programs of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie – a joint initiative by Munich’s four big universities and their entrepreneurship centers supported by corporate partners such as BMW, SAP and Vodafone. He was program manager of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Vietnam and head of the East Asia Department of KAS in Berlin, focused on the cooperation with China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Hongkong and Taiwan. He is a father of two and loves hiking with his family.