Christin
Skiera


I am consultant and moderator.

I shape innovation-promoting policies and bring innovation into politics. I am convinced that diversity and autonomy are necessary drivers for technological and social change.
I find a lot of inspiration by looking beyond the horizon. To other sectors and to other countries. As a Scandinavian scientist, especially in Europe's north.


Fields of action


Policy for Innovation


Social innovation and new technologies are the foremost conditions for progress. This requires tailor-made political structures – in civil society, science and the corporate sector.


I strive to enable open innovation through new professional interactions between established and unconventional actors. In order to design a new interplay of social and technological innovations.


To achieve this, I develop research and innovation strategies, design funding programs and support their implementation.


Innovation for policy


Germany needs a visionary, innovative public sector to remain competitive internationally. Contemporary research and innovation policies can only emerge in dialogue with society


Governments and public sector bodies need creative minds, collaborative ways of working across sectors and modern organizational structures.


My job is to create the necessary innovation labs and spaces to achieve this. I combine different international discourses and transfer best practices to Germany – most often from the Baltic Sea Region. This way, public products, concepts and services are designed in direct response to societal needs.

Themes



Moderation

Whether agile or frontal, I support you in designing a fitting format for your event. As an experienced speaker and moderator, I convey your topics at your conference and guide witty through the day. Likewise, I gladly design and moderate your interactive workshop to bring in a creative manner people and perspectives together.

Analyses & Consultancy

Germany needs a visionary, innovative public sector to remain competitive internationally. Therefore, I support the public sector in personal and organizational development with human-centred innovation approaches based on agility and design. Moreover, I establish collaborative working methods. I design necessary open spaces in policy making to enable learning and testing.
At the same time, the public sector should be a key driver for a strong science and innovation hub. I am happy to support politics and administration in developing courageous science and innovation policy strategies as well as funding programs that bring together unconventional partners and initiate interdisciplinary and cross-organizational cooperation.
An analytical look outside the box is often my starting point. I examine international innovation approaches and transfer discourses and practices. My knowledge of Europe's innovative North will be incorporated into it.

Credentials





Moderation



Moderatorin Christin Skiera Moderation - Tag der Ernaehrungswissenschaft 2019

Annual Conference of the Cluster Food Industry Brandenburg for the Economic Development Agency
Brandenburg & Berlin, June 2019
Stakeholder Workshop “Sky Limits” to drones in urban spaces for the Technische Universität Berlin and Wissenschaft im Dialog
Berlin, Juni 2018
Annual Conference of the Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation
Potsdam September 2017 and Gdansk September 2018
Panel debate on the future of the Sciencepark Potsdam-Golm with the candidates for the mayor's office of Potsdam
Potsdam, June 2018
Book presentation and talk with the author Tillmann Bünz in the Embassy of Estonia
Berlin, July 2018



Reiner Kneifel-Haverkamp
Head of Department, MdJEV


"Christin moderated the Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Cooperation (BSSSC) Annual Conference in September 2017 in Potsdam, Germany. Christin was well prepared and excelled with her good take on substance as well as on panellists. Witty and with a good sense of humour she grasped the audience of some 150 participants and managed unforeseen situation competently. I look forward to work with her together as a moderator and an innovation advisor."


Analyses & Consultancy



Merton Article Christin Skiera



Dr. Anne Schreiter
Executive Director, German Scholars Organization e.V.


"As interim manager for the programs of the GSO, Christin quickly got acquainted with the three different program strings and was able to independently find the right solutions for the tasks at hand. She not only adapted to the given program processes, but made helpful and insightful suggestions for improvement. Christin was also involved in the roll-out of a new program, mapping out the work flow structure and preparing guidelines. Christin's analytical thinking and moderation skills were a great benefit for our annual strategy workshop. She has a great sense of anticipating."



Lecture at the Stakeholder-Workshop of the Hightech Forum on "Promotion and Transfer of Social Innovation"
Berlin, September 2019
Contribution to panel debate “Agentur für Sprunginnovationen - zahnloser Tiger oder radikale Neuerung?“
Berlin, February 2019
Article “Innovationswettbewerb: Verrückte Ideen willkommen“ at the MERTON-Magazine of the Stifterverband
January 2019
Article “Warum machen wir es nicht wie die Schweden?“ at the science policy Blog of Jan-Martin Wiarda
January 2019


Lecture “Public Innovation Capacity“ at the German University for Public Administration Speyer (Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer)
December 2018
“Bürgerorientierte Verwaltung in Dänemark. Ministerin für öffentliche Innovationen stellt Bürger in den Mittelpunkt von Verwaltungshandeln“, Blog "Öffentliches Gestalten" von Politics for Tomorrow
June 2018
“Citizen Science. Lasst die Bürger rein.“ with Dr. Wilhelm Krull, German University Magazine (DUZ - Deutsche Universitätszeitung)
November 2017


About me


Born in the north East of Germany.


Studied politics and administration in Potsdam, Germany, and Aarhus, Denmark.


Since 2011, I have supported political decision-makers at federal and EU level in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Berlin in finding new ways of cross-cutting cooperation between science, business and civil society.


Human-centred and participatory processes and structures are to me as trained agile manager essential.


As Scandinavian scientist with several years of professional experience in the Swedish public service, I get to the bottom of Nordic innovation.


I get a lot of inspiration from my partnerships with the Forum Northern European Politics e.V. and with the initiative Politics for Tomorrow.


In my free time, you find me in the sand or on the water.