Symposium on cross-sector sustainable innovation

Please find a summary of the day's events and how to join below.

Symposium on cross-sector sustainable innovation

Research Symposium

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022

Time: 13:00 – 17:00 CET (12:00 – 16:00 GMT)

Venue: Arden University Berlin Campus

             Dessauer Str. 3-5

             10963 Berlin

About the symposium

The Symposium on cross-sector sustainable innovation is the first in the series of Arden's initiatives for linking academia with the industry and fostering sustainable practices. This Symposium will bring various stakeholders from the industry and academia to provide a platform for the discourse to bring in innovative ideas for sustainable transformation in the areas relating to financing, business model, social mobility and migration, project management, and sustainable reporting.

Register to attend the Symposium here


13.00 - 13.30 CET (12.00 – 12.30 GMT) Arden Reception Ground Floor

Arrival and Refreshments

13:30 – 13:40 CET (12:30 – 12:40 GMT), Audimax

Welcome Note

Dr. Tobias Kliem (Head of Campus)

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Meeting ID: 975 1881 9178

Passcode: 760583

13:40 – 14:30 CET (12:40 – 13:30 GMT), Audimax


Dr. Phungmayo Horam (Academic Lead)

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14:30 – 15:30 CET (13:30 – 14:30 GMT)

Track lead: Dr. Sara Ramzani


  • Prof. Dr. Berthold Kuhn – Freie Universität Berlin, Sustainability and Global Megatrends
  • Prof. Dimitrios Zikos, HTW – Application of Game theory
  • Prof. Valliappan Raju, Dr. Sara Ravan Ramzani, Dr. Alison Watson – Sustainable reporting
  • Dr. Behrooz Gharleghi – Green finance 


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Track Lead: Dr. Shoaib Abdul Basit


  • Ellen Stenslie, Sustainable financing  
  • Dr. Rachel John Robinson, Arden University, Business sustainable solution: KMS automation   
  • Tobias Stähler, Arden University, Reflecting on collaboration using an ego-project approach
  • Dr Elham Shirvani, Arden University, The Pedagogical Problems of Iranian Children between 8-12 Years of Age as considering sustainability education from the Viewpoint of pragmatist

Room 3.22

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Meeting ID: 994 3140 2175

Passcode: 747663

Track Lead: Dr. Jinan Abi Jumaa


  • Dr. Henna Riemenschneider, Technische Universität Dresden 
  • Dr. Elliot Brown, Arden University 
  • Dr. Saria Almarzook, Arden University
  • Dr. Jinan Abi Jumaa, Arden University

Room 3.65

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Meeting ID: 976 2624 1975

Passcode: 125089

Powered by PMI Germany (Arden University partner), STEM Faculty - Arden University, and AcentasPM - Arden University Centre for Applied Science in Project Management

Track Lead: Dr. Victor Vargas


  • Dr. Victor Vargas – Arden University – School of Engineering (Moderator) 
  • Dr. Saim Memon – Arden University – School of Engineering
  • Dr. Ourania Papasozomenou – Arden University 
  • Dr. Salma Halioui
  • Dr. Andreas Berning – PMI Germany

Room 5.21

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Meeting ID: 915 1308 0732

Passcode: 504522

15:30 – 15:45 CET (14:30 – 14:45 GMT), Arden Reception Ground Floor


15:45 – 16:45 CET (14:45 – 15:45 GMT), Audimax

Track Lead: Dr. Phungmayo Horam


  • Ruth Greenhalgh, Interim Manager of IUK’s Knowledge Exchange Centre
  • EUR ING Prof. Georgina Harris, Dean of STEM, Arden University

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Meeting ID: 975 1881 9178

Passcode: 760583



The Future of Sustainability and ESG in the Corporate World Forum

Business Forum

Following the symposium, Arden Berlin will host “The Future of Sustainability and ESG in the Corporate World Forum”. In the last years, Sustainability and ESG have not only become a high level compliance topic for EU based companies, banks and investors, but also an important pillar of the strategy of every company, organisation and academic institution. This forum will provide insight view on the latest trends on Sustainability and ESG through experts from senior industry and academic.

The event will be held in the Audiomax requested from 17:30 – 19:30 hrs. and it won’t be broadcast on Zoom. To attend in person, please register at the separate Eventbrite here:

Register for the business forum here

All times below are CET


17.30 – 17.40 : Welcome Remarks: Tobias Kliem, Campus Director, Arden University Berlin & Wolfgang Korek, Director Business Unit, Energy Technology & Smart City, Berlin Partner

17.40 – 18:00 : Introductory Remarks: Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group & University Lecturer

18:00 – 19.00: Panel Discussion with Impulse Speeches & Moderation


  • Sebastian Fairhurst, Head Public Policy (Comms, Public Policy, Responsible Banking), Santander AG
  • Phungmayo Horam, Programme Lead, Arden University, Int. Study Center, University Berlin
  • Lena-Katharina Bödecker, COO, Clean Ocean Coatings
  • Karolina Attspodina, Co-Founder & CEO, WeDoSolar GmbH

19.00 - 19.30 : Q&A - Sum-up & Key Takeaways 

19.30 - 20.30 : Reception - Networking