Programme – 2015

Green City Frankfurt: Shaping transition pathways for a future economy

16 PhD students from 14 international universities have participated in the Climate-KIC PhD Summer School 2015 in Frankfurt. Under the title “Green City Frankfurt: Shaping Transition Pathways for a Future Economy”, they developed concepts for Frankfurt Economic Development (“Wirtschaftsfoerderung”), this year’s challenge owner.

Transition pathways for a future economy

Frankfurt is a growing city in the heart of Europe trying to balance the challenge of economic prosperity and ecological sustainability. On the one hand, the city intends to continue its successful positioning as an economic centre, but faces challenges as the increasing international competition, digitalization, the demographic change as well as its limited space.

Frankfurt Economic Development has therefore established the Masterplan Industry, which combines a variety of strategies to strengthen the position of the industry and to ensure sustainable future economy. On the other hand, the city of Frankfurt places high importance to the goal of ecological sustainability and has decided to transform its energy supply to 100% renewable energy sources until the year 2050.

“A unique experience”

The task for the PhD students was to develop ideas helping the Development agency to overcome this challenge. During the two week programme, the participants heard lectures and discussed with speakers from academia, politics and practice. Among the highlights of the programme was an excursion to the newly-opened Clariant Innovation Center, an intensive discussion with internationally renowned transition expert Prof. Frank Geels from University of Manchester, as well as an intensive afternoon with representatives from the Climate-KIC Making Transitions Happen platform, presenting their current projects.

Sunday, 23.08.2015

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16.30-17:30Official Welcome and Introduction Industrial Park Höchst
KUPP-Area
Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal (Provadis School), Christoph Auch (Climate-KIC), PD Dr. Heike Zimmermann-Timm (Goethe University)
17:30-18:00Getting to know each otherIndustrial Park Höchst
KUPP-Area
Participants, Coaches
18:30Joint DinnerRestaurant "Zum Bären" Höchstvoluntary

Monday, 24.08.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-09.30Expectations of the ParticipantsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:30-10:15Lecture: The multi-level perspective on transitions - Illustrated with the German electricity transition (1990-2014)Industrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaProf. Dr. Frank Geels (University of Manchester)
10:15-10:30Introduction of Participants Part 1Industrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:45Lecture: Policy context of transitions and the system innovationIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaProf. Dr. Fred Steward (University of Westminster)
11:45-12:30Discussion with Prof. Dr. Geels and Prof. Dr. Steward Industrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaProf. Dr. Geels / Prof. Dr. Steward
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-14:00Introduction of Participants Part 2Industrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
14:00-16:00Exercise: Setting the scene on Frankfurt's transitionIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaCoaches
16:00-16:15Evening News: Reflection of the first dayIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
16:15Departure to Frankfurt Roemerberg
17:00-19:00Excursion: Frankfurt City TourRoemerberg, Frankfurt Guide (City-Tour)

Tuesday, 25.08.2015

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09:30-09:35Morning PostFrankfurt Economic DevelopmentParticipants, Coaches
09:35-10:00WelcomeFrankfurt Economic DevelopmentDr. Bernd Rentmeister (Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH)
10:00-11:00Frankfurt as an economic centreFrankfurt Economic DevelopmentDr. Bernd Rentmeister (Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH)
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:00The Green City concept
Frankfurt Economic DevelopmentDr. Bernd Rentmeister (Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH)
12:00-13:00Lunch Break
13:00-14:00Lecture and Discussion: New. German EngeneeringFrankfurt Economic DevelopmentDr. Christian Garbe (FiZ Frankfurter Innovationszentrum)
14:00-14:30Coffee Break
14:30-15:30Challenge & Group Assignments: Topics, expected outputs, processesFrankfurt Economic DevelopmentCoaches, Dr. Rentmeister
15:30-16:00Departure from Frankfurt Economic Development
16:00-17:50Reflection & IdeationParc or HotelParticipants, Coaches
17:50-18:00Evening NewsParc or HotelParticipants, Coaches

Wednesday, 26.08.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-09:30Academic Coaching - IntroductionIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Katja Heubach, Dr. Christine Schütte, PD Dr. Zimmermann-Timm
09:30-11:00Academic Coaching - Group WorkIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Katja Heubach, Dr. Christine Schütte, PD Dr. Zimmermann-Timm
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:30Academic Coaching - Group WorkIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Katja Heubach, Dr. Christine Schütte, PD Dr. Zimmermann-Timm
12:30-13:00Academic Coaching - Wrap upIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Katja Heubach, Dr. Christine Schütte, PD Dr. Zimmermann-Timm
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-16:00Exercise: Stakeholder analysisIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
16:00-16.30Coffee Break
16:30-18:20Market Place: Group AssignmentsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:20-18:30Evening NewsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches

Thursday, 27.08.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-10:00Lecture and Discussion: Future urban industries
- Serving economical, ecological and smart cities
Industrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Michael Kassner (Former CEO of Siemens Germany Central Region)
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-11:30Lecture and Discussion: Critical review of the Green Economy ConceptIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaNanja Nagorny (Goethe University / Climate-KIC)
11:30-12:30DiscussionIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Kassner / Nagorny
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-14:30Lecture and Discussion: Entrepreneurial ecosystems and growth oriented entrepreneurship ─ startups in the energy sectorIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Kai Morgenstern/ Dr. Matthias Wallisch (RKW Kompetenzzentrum)
14:30-16:00Exercise: Systems AnalysisIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaJosé Andringa / Christoph Auch
16:0-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:20Formation of working groupsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:20-18:30Evening NewsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:30-19:30Dinner

Friday, 28.08.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-10.30Lecture and Discussion: Sustainable Financial IndustryIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaKarsten Löffler (Allianz)
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:30Workshop: Managing Financial BarriersIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaProf. Dr. Hannes Utikal (Provadis School)
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
Beginning of MTH platform meeting
13:30-15:00Lecture and Discussion: Carbon Bubbles and 2° Investments - "Climatising" financial marketsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaSusan Dreyer (CDP)
15:30-16:00Exercise: Looking for skillsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaAlice Bauer (Climate-KIC Transitions Hub)
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:15Lecture: Innovation and pathfinder project of the MTH PlatformIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaArianna Cecchi (Climate-KIC RIC Innovation Lead)
17:15-18:00Lecture and Discussion: Promoting Transitions in Europe’s CitiesIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Jon Bloomfield (Innovation Birmingham Ltd)
18:00-18:10Evening NewsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:30BBQSchiffsmeldestelle HöchstParticipants, Coaches, MTH platform members, C-KIC Alumni

Saturday, 29.08.2015

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11:00-13:00CoachingHotel Cult
(Breakfast Room)
Participants, Coaches
AfternoonLeisure time

Sunday, 30.08.2015

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10:15-22:00Day-Trip Rheingau:
- Visit & hike
- Boat trip
- Dinner
Rüdesheim / Assmannshausen / Eltvillevoluntary

Monday, 31.08.2015

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09:15-09:30Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:30Departure and preparation for excursion
10:00-11:30Excursion: Industrial Park HöchstIndustrial Park HöchstDr. Glück-Macholdt
11:30-13:00Excursion and Lecture: Trends in industrial waste management - Current challenges and innovative programsIndustrial Park Höchst Dr. Robert Schleich (Infraserv Höchst)
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-17:00Excursion and Lecture: Product Innovation and Interdisciplinary Team WorkClariant Innovation Centre, Industrial Park Höchst Dr. Richard Haldimann (Clariant International Ltd)
17:00-17:30Trip to Provadis
17:30-18:20First Pitches of the Group Assignment PlansIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:20-18:30Evening NewsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:30-19:30Dinner

Tuesday, 01.09.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-10:00Group Work: Preparing questions to the Challenge-OwnerIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaJosé Andringa, Christoph Auch
10:00-11:00Questions to the Challenge-OwnerIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaDr. Rentmeister (Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH)
11:00-12:00Group WorkIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
12:00:13:00Networking LunchIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches, Participants of the Climate-KIC Transition Management Workshop
13:00-15:00Exercise: Visioning and BackcastingIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
15:00-16:30Lecture and Discussion: Perspectives of the EnergiewendeIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaRüdiger Schweer (Hessian Ministry of Economics)
16:30-17:00Coffee Break
17:00-18:20Group Work: Preparation of World CaféIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:20-18:30Evening NewsIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:30-20:00Dinner

Wednesday, 02.09.2015

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09:30-09:35Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:35-11:00Lecture and Discussion: E-PORT ON - Electric Mobility at Frankfurt AirportGoethe University Campus WestendJutta Ziemen-Graves (Lufthansa Group)
11:00-12:30Excursion: University Campus WestendGoethe University Campus WestendGuide (Goethe University)
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-15:30World Café on Project Ideas - Introduction and DiscussionGoethe University Campus WestendChristoph Auch, José Andringa, Elisabeth Berger (Senckenberg Institute), Joakim Nordqvist, PhD (Malmö University)
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Group Work on impressions from World CaféGoethe University Campus WestendParticipants, Coaches
17:50-18:00Evening NewsGoethe University Campus WestendParticipants, Coaches
18:00Joint visit to the "Weinfest" in the city centre

Thursday, 03.09.2015

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09:00-09:10Morning PostIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
09:10-11:00Exercise: Public SpeakingIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-13:00Group WorkIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:00Test Run for the presentationIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
15:00-18:30Group WorkIndustrial Park Höchst KUPP-AreaParticipants, Coaches
18:30-19:30Dinner

Friday, 04.09.2015

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10:00-10:15Welcome: Impressions from the Summer SchoolHaus am DomProf. Dr. Hannes Utikal, Lukasz Pachurka
10:15-10:30Jury Criteria and ExplanationHaus am DomChair of the Jury
10:30-11:30Group Presentations I-IIIHaus am DomParticipants
11:30-11:45Coffee Break
11:45-12:25Group Presentation IV-VHaus am DomParticipants
12:25-12:45Coffee Break
12:45-13:15Keynote Lecture: Sustainable urban systems roadmapHaus am DomLeonardo Rosado, PhD (Chalmers University)
13:15-13:25Recommendations from the Summer School participantsHaus am DomClass of the PhD Summer School 2015
13:25-13:35Announcement of the JuryHaus am DomChair of the Jury
13:35-13:45Official ClosingHaus am DomProf. Dr. Hannes Utikal
13:45-14:30Lunch

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