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Work History

20162016

Space Startup Consultant

HE-Space Operations GmbH

At HE-Space, I worked closely with the CEO, representing and advising the City of Bremen on Bremen's role in an international ecosystem for space startups.

20152016

Research Engineer

University of Bremen

At the University of Bremen, I was working as a research engineer on a feasibility study on how to create an international hub for space startups in Bremen. I was responsible for a global market analysis and organized an international summit for space entrepreneurs in Bremen.

20112015

Research Engineer

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

I worked as a research engineer in the Space Launcher Systems Analysis department where I designed and analyzed new expendable and reusable space transportation systems with the aim to lower the cost to access space. I was responsible for software development, system level analyses and process improvements at conceptual and preliminary design levels.

Volunteer History

20142015

Co-Lead

StartupWeekend Space

I co-led Europe's first StartupWeekend Space. The event brought together 80 interdisciplinary participants with 18 nationalities. Mentors, speakers and judges including multiple venture capitalists from across the world participated in the event. As a result, several space startups are in the early phases of forming. Ongoing support is provided to the teams.

20142015

Web Editor

Space Generation Advisory Council

I was an active member of SGAC, a non-governmental organisation and professional network which aims to bring the views of students and young space professionals to the United Nations (UN), space industry and other organizations. I actively participated in the Space Generation Congress (SGC) in relation with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Last two years my focus was on commercial space and entrepreneurship.

Publications

2015

Space and Open Innovation: Potential, Limitations and Conditions of Success

Acta Astronautica

The classical model of innovation behind closed doors is slowly but surely being challenged by the Open Innovation model that is reshaping the way space organizations bring new products and services into the market.

Education