Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer is head of the Lucerne Competence Center for Energy Research (LUCCERNE) and she teaches „Sustainable Energy Systems“. Her research is dedicated to the development of new solutions to overcome the diffusion gap in the context of the energy transition (specifically she focuses on business model innovation and the consideration of multiple benefits). Prior to this assignment she introduced and lead the global innovation management at Sulzer Pumps in Winterthur, Switzerland from 2007 to 2012. Before that she worked as Computational Fluid Dynamic Specialist at Sulzer Innotec in Winterthur, Switzerland. Sabine Sulzer studied rural engineering at the ETH in Zurich. She worked at the institute for hydromechanics and water management at the ETH in Zurich and had a one-year research fellowship at the „Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas“ in Madrid, Spain. From 1998 to 2001 she was research assistant at the ETH in Zurich and made a PhD in computational fluid dynamics (inverse modeling to estimate flood discharge in rivers).