Dr. Wolfgang Schuster joins Connected Places Catapult as Executive Director, Innovation Ecosystems

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, joins Connected Places Catapult on 10 January 2021 as Executive Director, Ecosystem Innovation, reporting to Paul Wilson, Chief Business Officer.  Wolfgang joins from Atkins where he was the Technical Director of Data Intelligence, exploiting his commercial, operational and technical acumen as well as breadth and depth of expertise across a broad range of sectors.  

Wolfgang brings a wealth of experience delivering major international projects and programmes for industry, academia and government, including for the MOD, DSTL, National Highways, Department for Transport, European Investment Bank, and European Commission. Wolfgang is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology as well as a board member of international standardisation organisations.​​​​​​​

Wolfgang is passionate about education, the environment, science, and technology. He enjoys spending time with his family, and his interests include hiking, skiing, travelling, photography and aircraft. 

Wolfgang commented: “I am absolutely delighted to join Connected Places Catapult given its unique position to accelerate and integrate innovation across the socio-economic and environmental ecosystems. Connected Places Catapult has an unparalleled opportunity to drive both UK and global prosperity and I am looking forward to playing a key role as part of this journey.”