1st Panel / Germany
Karl-Uwe Bütof, Head of Department “Innovation and Markets” in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Graduate of the Faculty of Spatial Planning of Dortmund University. Karl-Uwe, together with his department, takes care of the north rhine-westphalian industrial sectors, including cross-sectional sectors such as logistics. He is focusing on innovations - especially in digitalization - and is responsible for various lead market competitions, supporting innovative projects in key technologies.