Jonas Schorr is the co-founder Berlin-based consulting boutique Urban Impact Agency, which specialises on projects that accelerate the transition to sustainable cities by leveraging startup innovation. Jonas believes that the sustainable transformation of our cities can only happen successfully and in time if fast-scaling startup solutions are deployed in partnership with established private, public and civic players. He spent the last ten years actively shaping Berlin’s smart city scene in a variety of roles and worked on pioneering urban initiatives around the world involving government, city networks, corporates, philanthropies as well as universities. He is also part of BMW Foundation’s global “Responsible Leaders” network. Through his work, he promotes a spirit of mutual trust, curiosity and openness to enable new leadership paradigms and a culture of collaborative learning. Jonas studied international management and global communications, with master degrees from the London School of Economics and Fudan University in Shanghai. In 2023 Jonas Schorr joined IAAC as MaCT Faculty.