Katharina Mattes studied business engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique in Grenoble. From 2010 till 2016 she worked as a scientific researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research ISI focusing on innovation management, the development of service based business models, innovation networks, knowledge and technology transfer platforms in the field of energy and resource efficiency. Doctoral degree in management at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since November 2016 head of the coordination office of »Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg«. The coordination office is located at the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).