Sophie has a background in environmental sciences and bioeconomy and works as researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO). Her work focuses on how green and nature-based solutions can help cities to become more resilient and adapt to climate change. Originally from Stuttgart, she returned after living in different cities such as Milan, Freiburg, Kaohsiung and Christchurch. Sophie loves cooking, yoga and urban gardening.
Who are the Global Shapers?
The Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.
Apply to be a Global Shaper
Global Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Global Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
The Stuttgart Hub meets once a month, with other optional events. Additionally, members work together to design impactful projects that benefit the local community and work together on broader initiatives with other hubs from around the world. Members are expected to attend at least half of the Hub’s meetings and participate in at least one project under the aegis of the Stuttgart Hub. We are committed to creating a diverse community that unites people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives.
The selection process will be carried out by the current members of the Stuttgart Hub, based on your age, experience and ability to attend the Stuttgart Shapers Hubs meeting. We would love to hear from you!
The Stuttgart Global Shapers
Maral is the founding curator of the Stuttgart hub. As a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO Stuttgart her focus is set on smart and sustainable cities. She has an academic background in architecture and development studies. Fluent in seven languages, she also works as an interpreter and translator in diverse professional spheres.
Philipp is an entrepreneur, founder of the B2B venture Prospeum based in Stuttgart and Munich, focusing on the development of AI powered procurement technology. Prior to this, Philipp studied economics and technology management in Mexico City, Mannheim, Munich and New York.
His passions include renewable energy, technology and building an inclusive society.
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