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Dr. Robert Gerlach


Robert has a long-standing interest in the intersection of technology and sustainability and started developing tailored design-methods for sustainable innovation in 2013 with the consulting company mm1. He has over 15 years of experience in startups, management consulting, engineering R&D and academia.


Robert developed several patented and consumer-centric products, working in a wide range of industries including automotive, telecommunications, insurance, healthcare, aerospace and manufacturing. He worked for or with numerous large international cooperations, such as Allianz, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, BMW, Volkswagen, BOSCH, Continental, Deutsche Telekom as well as several Berlin-based startups.

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Robert previously obtained a PhD from the University of Oxford in engineering science. He currently lives in Berlin and works in the startup world, currently as CEO of Carbon Farmed. He also teaches Sustainable Product- and Business Model Innovation at Steinbeis University Berlin, the ESCP Europe and the TU-Berlin.

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