Speaker Details

Hans Guenther Schwarz

Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Chair of the SET-Plan Working Group on Smart Cities and Communities

Strategic Programme Coordinator for Energy and Urbanisation Research at the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology; Studied Physics in Munich and at Vienna Technical University; Strategic coordinator of Austria’s national programmes on urban issues and participation in trans-national programme initiatives related to energy and urbanisation RDI (SET-Plan, Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe); Austrian delegate to the High-level Steering Group of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan); Initiator and coordinator of the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities; Policy coordinator of and Austrian delegate to the JPI Urban Europe; Chair of the SET-Plan Action 3.2 on Smart Cities and Communities (Positive Energy Districts)


The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 820482.