Gereon Uerz

Europe Lead Foresight + Research + Innovation Arup

Gereon Uerz is a foresight and innovation management professional who joined Arup in 2014. He was senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Freiburg/Germany before joining Z_punkt The Foresight Company as a consultant in 2005, where he has been working with multinational clients like Siemens, BASF, Alstom and Volkswagen.

2009 -2014 he was Project Director at Volkswagen Group Research in Wolfsburg, delivering foresight and innovation projects to the whole Volkswagen group.

Over the last decade Gereon has been guest lecturing at Hannover University, Instituto Europeo di Design Torino, University of Vienna and the European Business School (EBS) in Ă–strich-Winkel. He has authored a number of articles and one book.

Gereon leads Arups Foresight & Innovation practice in Europe, focusing on strategy and innovation projects with major clients from science & industry, esp. transportation, engineering and chemical industry.

Providing new and unusual perspectives is what I like to feed our partners and clients. I always try to empower them in their ability to actively shape the future by defining a strong vision.