Heiko is the head of the High Tech Auto incubator, a professional with more than 16 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship, economic development, innovation policies, internationalization and business innovation. His professional career has led him to work for the European institutions in Brussels, in international trade in Frankfurt, and with the European R+D+i programs in Spain. He has a PhD in Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability from the University of Deusto, with a thesis on openness and innovative efficiency of regional innovation systems. In addition, he has an MBA in International Business from the United States and a Diplom-Volkswirt from Germany. As a passionate about the automotive industry and new mobility concepts, he is in charge of promoting open innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity as a driver of change to master the current challenges of the industry and the environment.