Dr. Diana Süsser joined the IPPI as a Visiting Fellow in Summer 2019, conducting research on effective strategies and policy design enabling innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable, low-carbon technologies in Israel and Germany, in collaboration with the Israel Innovation Authority.
Diana is a Research Associate in the group Energy Transitions and Public Policy at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam (IASS), Germany. She is currently working in the EU project “Sustainable Energy Transition Laboratory”, where she is researching on the requirements for energy models and the integration of social, involving different stakeholders in the research process. Diana worked as a project manager for sustainable and low carbon business at WWF Germany within the climate innovation project ‘Towards an <2° economy’. She is member of the climate innovation and entrepreneurship think-tank Climate-KIC, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), and Lecturers Without Borders.
Diana holds a PhD in Geography. In her doctoral thesis she investigated community-based renewable-energy transitions within the project ‘Regional Climate Change’ at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany. She studied environmental science (B.Sc.) at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and the Kingston University London, UK, and integrated climate system science (M.Sc.) at the University of Hamburg, Germany, with a strong focus on sustainability science.