Hon. Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters
Hon. Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters is founder and owner of the agency for material and technology HAUTE INNOVATION in Berlin. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and product design at the ABK Maastricht, Netherlands. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, on the complex of problems in communication between engineering and design. From 1997 to 2003, he led research projects and product developments at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen and subsequently became deputy head of the Design Zentrum Bremen until 2008. Sascha Peters is author of various specialist books on sustainable raw materials, smart materials, innovative production techniques and energetic technologies. He is a leading material expert and trend scout for new technologies. Since 2014, he has been an advisory board member of the funding initiative “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation” (2020 – Partnership for innovation) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is honorary professor for material sciences in design at the University of Applied Science and Design (HAWK) in Hildesheim, Germany since October 2019.