Keynote and Panel Speakers

Christiane Gebhardt
Vice President, Malik Institute

Christiane has been a Member and Strategic Advisor of the Triple Helix Association since 1992, and the Associated Editor of the Triple Helix which is a Springeropen Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She holds the position of Vice President at the Malik Institute in Switzerland, an international organization renowned for strategy and organization advisory for industry, university and government studies as well as for projects based on cybernetics and systems thinking. The focus of her research and work is strategy and organizational development as well as governance systems and operational management for mastering complex projects. She is also an expert in comparative innovation policy. Among her clients and partners are the German Ministry of Research and Education, the Helmholtz Association of German Research institutes as well as many industries and national champions. She organized the Brainport Smart City quadruple helix driven strategy Syntegration in close collaboration with the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Smart City Initiative and was a member of the Industry 4.0/ Smart Service World project team, headed by Henning Kagermann, president of the German Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Gebhardt earned her degrees at Constance University and Giessen University in Germany. She carried out research at Chicago University and the MIT in the United States of America. Dr. Gebhardt teaches innovation studies in a Master Lab at Heidelberg University.