Philipps background spans more than 10 years of experience successfully providing consultancy for transformational challenges of increasing renewable capacities and their interactions with the energy sector, digitalisation, mobility and urban solutions. He is also experienced in the moderation of international innovation processes and cooperation’s. For example, since 2018 he has been working as the project manager in the Interreg project EnerPRO, a cross-border association of research centers, universities and about 40 SME’s for the development of product innovations. Other currently managed projects focus on smart city strategies, international technology screening, carbon neutral energy roadmaps and citizen participation for inner-city mobility solutions. He also gives lectures in the field of renewable energy, energy system security and energy economics for the Centre of Innovative Energy Systems at University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf, Germany.