Innovation Building Block – Stakeholder management

01 Sep 2015

Improve your management of public-private partnerships by applying the practical insights of transition management.

In this one-day session you will explore and discuss the opportunities of public-private partnerships through a learning-by-doing approach and direct interaction with experts and other participants. 

The main objective of the workshop is to develop a common understanding of how transition management can be translated into practical terms and support the management of complex transformative projects. Strategic planning and relations between public-private actors are analysed by considering examples from the transport, public housing and waste management sectors.

Course Benefits 

  • Complement your project management skills and tools by highlighting pathways for delivering change in organisations through transition management.
  • Learn to situate your own project in the wider socio-political system and identify relationships to the most important stakeholders in that system.
  • Emphasis will be placed on the process of setting and understanding objectives and outlining required activities. 
  • Identifying barriers and resources to improve daily project and stakeholder management.

Learning objectives

After following this Building Block, participants will:

  • Have a deep understanding of system innovation
  • Be able to analyse the stakeholder environment of a project and identify opportunities to design new collaborations
  • Have formulated a vision for their project
  • Be able to use backcasting as a means to set the project’s objectives
  • Be able to identify and prioritise promising measures that lead to success


Javier de Vicente PhD, Coach and content developer, Climate-KIC Innovator Catalyst

Javier de Vicente is a Doctor in forestry engineering with nearly 20 years of experience in environmental sector at the public company VAERSA, leading a number of innovation programmes in the environmental management and conservation field. He coordinated the design of technical innovations aimed at regional biodiversity conservation and natural risks management. He is currently involved in different regional transition initiatives on the biomass energy.


Cristian Matti PhD, Learning & Knowledge Manager, Climate-KIC Transition Hub 

Cristian Matti has contributed to projects on natural resource-based innovation  and industrial innovation systems for public and private organisations in Europe and South America. He is experienced academic coordinator of professional education and postgraduate on sustainability and regional innovation.  He is regional expert in sustainability transitions in the Making Transitions Happen platform of Climate-KIC.

Alice Bauer, Manager Climate-KIC Transition Hub & Head of Residential Buildings and Building Systems Unit at Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Municipal Energy Agency

Alice Bauer is the Manager of Climate-KIC’s “Transitions Hub”, which offers tailored cross-sector trainings that focus on change and system innovation and aim at exploiting business potential of low carbon innovation. Her career started at an international provider for on-grid and off-grid solar power systems where she worked in international market research, market development and communications. She has experience working in Municipal Energy Agency of the City of Frankfurt, Germany, developing local concepts for low-carbon districts and amplifying the city’s trans-disciplinary collaboration on regional as well as on European scale.

Travel & Location

Participants’ travel expenses can be reimbursed up to a maximum of €250 per person.

The course will be held at:

Provadis School

Building B835, room 1.21 (first floor)

Industriepark Höchst

65926 Frankfurt

Direction from the airport

10 minutes by taxi or 15 minutes by bus. Take bus 58 from Terminal 1 bus stop 21 headed for “Eschborn West”. Get off at “Industriepark Höchst Tor Ost”, and follow signs to Provadis Hochschule, a 100m walk.

Recommended Hotels

  • Lindner Congress Hotel, Frankfurt/Main, Bolongarostraße 100, D-65929 Frankfurt, Tel: +49 69 33002-00, frankfurt@lindner.dehttp://www.lindner.de/de/LCH/ (15-20 minutes walk from the Provadis Hochschule)
  • Hotel Höchster Hof,  Mainberg 3-11; 65929 Frankfurt am Main,                                            info@hoechster-hof.dehoechster-hof.de (10-15 minutes walking from venue; if you choose to book here, make sure to get a “new room”)

Alternatively, choose any hotel that is close to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main station), from there it is 15 minutes to Frankfurt-Höchst and Provadis by S-Bahn.

Application and Fees 

Registration for this programme is closed 

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This Building Block is free for all people involved with or leading Climate-KIC Projects.

Cancellation terms: If you cancel up to one week in advance, the Building Block is free of charge. We will charge €500 for cancellations after that date or in case of no show.


For questions about the course content, please contact Christoph Auch

For questions about registration or Innovation Building Blocks in general, please contact Pauline Ticheler


This course is part of Climate-KIC’s internal training programme. The entire programme consists of 6 modules focussing on range of topics related to sustainability, innovation and project management. You can find the overview of  the editions here  

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