Maria Schmidt


Maria Schmidt

Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)

External doctoral


Building: 3011

Kackertstra├če 7

52072 Aachen


Academic Background:

  • External PhD student at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at RWTH Aachen University (since 01/2022).
  • Master's degree in Management (M.Sc.) at the London School of Economics and semester abroad at the Yale School of Management (2017-2019)
  • Studies in International Relations (B.A.) at King's College London and Hong Kong University (2013-2016)

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Berlin with a focus on innovation, digital transformation and sustainability (since 2020).
  • Numerous internships as well as work experience in the public and private sector, including at Tata Steel in India, the German Bundestag and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in China

Research Interests:

  • Ecosystem and business model innovation in sub-Saharan Africa