Eckhard’s work is focused on developing and applying foresight approaches translating future changes into strategic insights for policy making. He has more than 12 years of experience in foresight research and consulting in various fields such as research planning, for policy making, corporate strategy and innovation. He is working on a broad variety of themes with focus on the future of public infrastructures (energy and water) and the future of work and skills. Eckhard sees foresight as a tool to support better decision making today and thus contributes to shaping the future. He holds an economic and social geography diploma degree and a PhD in economics and business administration in the field of innovation management from LMU (Munich). Before joining the EU Policy Lab he was senior consultant at Z_punkt The Foresight Consulting.