Ulrike Linnig leads the Innovation Department of EIT Climate-KIC Germany. Her professional background in management consulting includes 13 years at Capgemini, a leading IT Systems Integrator with over 200.000 employees. Together with technology leaders such as IBM she developed Smart City and Smart Energy solutions, as well as more general transformation concepts for the public sector, both in Europe and world-wide. The innovation expert holds an M.A. from the University of Bonn, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Management from the University of Eberswalde.