Florian Strenge was a Research Assistant at Ecologic Institute in Berlin from 2011 until 2013. Today, he is studying for a Master’s degree in Urban Design at the University of Technology Berlin (TU Berlin). Additionally, he is active in a number of different projects, including as part of the innovation network What Would Harry Do?.
At Ecologic Institute, he worked primarily in the fields of climate change and energy, with a particular focus on climate adaptation, mobility, and renewable energies. Florian’s other fields of interest included innovation and technology policy and rational and irrational individual behavior. Florian Strenge works in German and English and has a basic knowledge of French.
Florian Strenge worked on projects for numerous clients, including the European Commission (EC), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These projects included, for example:
- Policy Mix for an updated Adaptation Action Plan for UBA,
- Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST) for BMBF,
- Renewable Energies in European Agriculture for the EC,
- Saudi-German Youth Exchange for the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), and
- Evaluation of the National Climate Protection Initiative (NKI), initiated and sponsored by BMU.
In the projects Teacher Training Renewable Energy und Powerado undertaken for the BMU, Florian worked particularly on the issues of sustainable mobility, renewable energies, and the energy transition. In addition to this, he supported the ITESM Summer School 2013, where he designed and held lectures on sustainable mobility systems. Internally, he was responsible for a methodology workshop and a presentation on the topic of "Design Thinking".
During and after his undergraduate studies, Florian Strenge gained experience in the mobility sector, including in 2009 in the corporate development unit of the railway and transport service provider DBML AG. In 2010, while working for a consulting firm in the field of electric mobility, he was responsible for a project for the National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH), a subsidiary of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS).
Florian Strenge was trained in the human-centered innovation approach Design Thinking, at Hasso Plattner Institute's School of Design Thinking (HPI d-school), University of Potsdam (Germany). In 2010, he completed his bachelor's degree in economic psychology at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany), where his final thesis in the area of behavioral economics dealt with the cognitive causes of irrational individual behavior. A fellowship period at the University of Queensland (Australia) enabled him to gain deeper knowledge of the field of decision psychology.