Martina Schäfer is the Scientific Director of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at Technische Universität Berlin. Prof. Schäfer has studied biology and completed PhDs in environmental engineering as well as sociology. She has coordinated numerous interdisciplinary projects in the areas of sustainable land use and consumption, sustainable regional development as well as energy research. Her methodological focus is the reflection of methods of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. Since 2011 she is the Speaker of the interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program “Microenergy Systems” which focuses on the development and implementation of decentralized energy supply in the global south. She is also involved in projects on the enhancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy use in close collaboration with engineering departments at TU Berlin.