Katharina Mattes studied business engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and at the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique in Grenoble (France). From February 2010 till October 2016 she worked as a scientific researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research ISI focusing on innovation management, the development of service based business models. Moreover, she worked on innovation networks, knowledge and technology transfer platforms in the field of energy and resource efficiency. Doctoral degree in management at the Freie Universität Berlin in May 2016. Since November 2016 head of the coordination office of »Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg«. The Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg is a network founded and sponsored by the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2015 aiming to pool technological expertise in production as well as IT and communications to promote Industrie 4.0. The main mission is to provide support for small and medium-sized industrial companies in their shift towards Industrie 4.0. More than 50 partners - companies, Chambers of Industry and Commerce, cluster organizations, unions and applied science institutes - are involved. Together with these network partners, the Allianz strives to make Baden-Württemberg one of the world's leading regions for Industrie 4.0 technologies. The coordination office is located at the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).