Anna-Sophie Liebender-Luc

Anna-Sophie Liebender-Luc, M.A.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-563

Areas of Interest:

Digital Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Entrepreneurship

Academic Résumé

Since 2022
Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

Since 2020
Postgraduate Studies in Business Research (MBR) at Munich School of Management, LMU Munich

2020 – 2022
Member of the  Management Team, Centre for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and Technical University of Munich (TUM)

2012 – 2015
Master of Arts in Futures Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2007 – 2010
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Mannheim

08/2009 – 12/2009
Semester abroad, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey (Mexico), International Economics & Politics

Work Experience

2019 – 2020
Senior Manager, Business Creation and New Ventures, German Accelerator, German Entrepreneurship GmbH (Start-up Accelerator)

2017 – 2019
Economist/Policy Analyst (Jr.), OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology & Innovation (DSTI), Directors Office, Digital Economy Policy Division (DEP), Paris

2015 – 2017
Consultant, OECD, DSTI, Science and Technology Policy Division (STP), International Futures Programme, Paris

04/2014 – 12/2014
Analyst, OECD, DSTI, Science and Technology Policy Division (STP), International Futures Programme, Paris

04/2013 – 12/2013
Research Assistant, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft, Technische Universität (TU) Berlin

2012 – 2013
Research Assistant, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin

04/2012 – 06/2012
Internship, Carbon Disclosure Project (Non-Profit Organisation), London

2011 – 2012
Internship, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Disaster Risk Management, Tacloban, Philippines

01/2011 – 05/2011
Internship, The Advisory House, Strategy Consulting for Energy Markets, Zurich

Honors, Scholarships, Academic Prizes

1st prize, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society/Deutsches Museum, Best Idea Award for the conceptual development of an exhibition

2010 – 2011
Bronnbacher Scholarship – Cultural Competence for Future Leaders, Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V. 


Edited Books, Collected Editions

CDTM; Liebender-Luc, Anna-Sophie (eds.) (2022). Tackling Climate Change in the AI Era: Trend Report, Spring 2022. Munich: CDTM.

  • Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, confronting us with cascading effects if no action is taken now. Global frameworks such as the Paris Agreement illustrate the way towards a carbon-neutral future. Now is the time to deliver on climate commitments and actions. The difficult task, however, is reaching this ambitious goal. One promising solution is using AI and its applications, for example, Robotics and IoT, to push forward data-driven processes, which can be used to better understand past and present events with the goal to identify new ways to tackle climate change. AI has already disrupted many industries. Using AI in sectors such as agriculture, energy and transportation can lead to economic benefits while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. How can we tackle Climate Change with the support of AI solutions? How can this technology be leveraged to create tangible impact and pursue a transformation that creates opportunities for all? How to develop ethical and trustworthy AI systems without a large carbon footprint? This report looks into these questions and provides an understanding of the potential of AI for tackling climate change in the next 20 years. It describes trends (political and legal, economic, social and environmental, technological, business models) that explain the current and upcoming challenges of climate change, identifies potential future scenarios, and innovates new business models, ensuring a balance between sustainability, technology, and future prosperity. The generated business concepts include an urban planning and monitoring simulator, a smart control system for office energy usage, a carbon-negative beef alternative from ambient CO2, AI-powered green microgrids, and an innovative resource-efficient shower system.

Further Publications, Press Articles, Interviews

CDTM; Liebender-Luc, Anna-Sophie (eds.) (2020). Independent Living for the Elderly. Trend Report, Fall 2020. Munich: CDTM.

Andrieu, Elodie; Borgonovi, Francesca; Liebender-Luc, Anna-Sophie; Squicciarini, Mariagrazia; Simonetti, Ignacia; Drove, Tamara; Chamizo, Eliana; Gatica, Carolina; Tajonar de Lara, Hector (2019). The Role of Education and Skills in Bridging the Digital Gender Divide. Paris: OECD Publishing.

Borgonovi, Francesca; Centurelli, Raffaella; Dernis, Hélène; Grundke, Robert; Horvát, Peter; Jamet, Stéphanie; Keese, Mark; Liebender-Luc, Anna-Sophie; Marcolin, Luca; Rosenfeld, David; Squicciarini, Mariagrazia (2018). Bridging the Digital Gender Divide Include, Upskill, Innovat. Paris: OECD Publishing.

Barrie, Stevens; Liebender-Luc, Anna-Sophie (2016). The Ocean Economy in 2030. Paris: OECD Publishing.