The nominating institution Frauenhofer IZM on the breakthrough:

Melanie Jaeger-Erben is dedicated to transdisciplinary and transformative research crossing boundaries between technology and society, environment and economy. In her research she brings together stakeholders from different societal sectors to foster joint actions for the SDGs. Her projects bridge the gap between social and technological innovation, engage citizen in scientific research, technology development and societal transformation and explore innovative forms of science communication.

Tags: Circular Economy, Citizen Science, Climate change, Green Tech, Social Cohesion.