Michael Christian Laubenheimer is an electrical engineer, specialised in energy and economy. He joined the European Commission in September 2015. He is in charge of a series of research projects linked to emobility and smart grids as well as to improvement of batteries. He is also in charge of a free-of-charge service for research projects in the field of energy aiming to support the exploitation of research results – the "Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results SSERR". In this context, he implements the Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation communication (COM(2016)763 final), in particular Action 8, making sure that research results lead to innovations, find investors and customers
Before, MCL worked at the Common Support Centre of the University of Duisburg-Essen (DE), supporting the researchers to develop and submit research projects and to manage EU-funded research projects. From 2005-2013, he worked as a senior consultant where he developed and managed European projects within the INTERREG, CIP and FP7 programmes, mainly related to sustainable urban transport. Before, he worked in Madeira (PT), Montpellier (FR) and Cologne (DE) for technology parks and research institutes where he coordinated research and demonstration projects in tourism, telework, distant training, telecommunications and urban development.