Vision & Mission


The Urban perspective on food innovation

Bring forward leading food research and transformation examples to encourage sociopolitical mind shift towards a circular urban food economy.


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Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein

Founder, Head of Project

Main Office, Munich & Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Justus Wesseler

Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy

Universität Wageningen, Niederlande

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Dr. Simon Reitmeier

Managing Director of the Food Cluster

Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung KErn, Kulmbach

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Prof. Thomas Hofmann

President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Prof. Martina Schraudner

Representative of the scientific president

German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

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Prof. David Zilberman, PhD

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of California, Berkeley I Sprecher der Kuratoren



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Isabella Pfaff

Managing Director & Head of Communication

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Birgit Chlupacek

Event Management

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Johanna Kallenbach

Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung - KErn | Cluster Ernährung

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Sarah Bechtloff

Project Lead

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Jessica Sonnenschein

Project Assistant

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Sabrina Dietz

Project Assistant

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Jasmin Matzenbach

Media Relations

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Justus Sperlich

Project Manager

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Mio Katayama Owens, Ph.D

Coordination of curators team

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Johanna Braun

Head of Innovation and Start-Ups

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Antje Schmid

Start-up Coordination