Summerschool team

Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke

Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Wolf

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Prof. Anke Bernotat

Folkwang Universität der Künste

Dr. Maria J. Welfens

Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH

M.A. Judith Schanz

Folkwang Universität der Künste

M.A. Bernd Draser

ecosign/Akademie für Gestaltung

M.A. Elmar Sander

ecosign/Akademie für Gestaltung

Dipl. Des. Daniel Einars

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Invited experts

Melanie Hein

Designer Colors & Materials

Deutsche Telekom AG

Technology & Innovation/
Telekom Design

Melanie Hein studied Product Design at University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld/Germany. After completing her studies, she worked many years as a freelance designer for companies like BASF and BP.


Beginning of 2009 she started at Telekom Design as fixed member of hardware team as designer with the specialization for material, color and finish development of consumer products. When she starts there, she took care of mobile phones, later on fixed-line telephones and now mainly the smart home product range.


For several years she also creates product renderings for marketing and packaging. Since the beginning of 2017, she has also been taking care of the trends area regarding Customer Lifestyle and CMF Trends research.


As Product designer she has years of experience in product manufacture and a deep understanding of process, manufacturing and production monitoring to optimize quality for mass production.

Cornelia Szyszkowitz

Head of information
and sustainability

Telekom Germany

Philip Heldt

Verbraucherzentrale NRW

Since 2009 scientific assistant/ environmental consultant at the Verbraucherzentrale NRW, Key subjects: circular economy, protection of natural ressources, water and pollutants


since 2007 member and voluntary action for the environmental NGO, BUND


since 2007 independent lecturer for environmental issues and sustainable consumption.  Workshops and lectures for BUND, Grüne Jugend, Greenpeace, adult education centers and groups.


2006 to 2009 student assistant at University of Greifswald, Coautor for the book „Praxis der Sterilisation Desinfektion und Antiseptik“, toxicological assessment of desinfectants


2007 Diploma in Humanbiology, University of Greifswald, major in ecotoxikology

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