Dr. Elisabeth Eppinger is professor for sustainability and textile technology at the University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economics Berlin (HTW Berlin).
She leads the interdisciplinary research project Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions with researchers from Freie University Berlin, Indian Institute of Science, University of Cambridge and University of Lund. Over the last decades, she has been researching sustainable innovation, technology transitions and innovation collaboration.
She holds a PhD in innovation studies, and a master in Science and Technology Studies, and an engineering degree in textile technology. Prior to conducting academic research, she gained experience in R&D in the chemical and textile industry sectors in Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.