Scientific Lead – Dr. Wolfgang Schade
Early in 2005 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe. At ISI he set-up, developed and led the Business Unit Transportation Systems from 2008 until April 2015. Wolfgang extended his economic research by coupled analyses of climate policy and macro-economic analyses, as well as innovation system analysis of the different transport modes developing an approach for sectoral innovation system analysis in transport. His focus was on the strategic impacts of the future Fifth Mode Mobility on the automotive industry. But he also analysed the rail and air transport industries. In greated detail he analysed the business model and potentials of new mobility concepts, in particular car-sharing, bike-sharing and ride-sharing combining these analyses with the changes of the transport system through electric mobility and the role of the emerging digital natives and potentials of big data. His research activities were summarized by the book Seven challenges for the German automotive that he published as lead author.
Since the founding of M-Five Wolfgang has taken the scientific leadership to continue his research and consulting activities in the fields of mobility and economics. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Wolfgang Schade taught the field of European policy making and analysis as a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Since 2015, he has been accompanying the Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS) of the German Federal Government, where he is co-coordinator of the scientific consortium. Since 2018, he has been leading the scientific support of WG 1 Climate Protection in Transport of the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM).