Thomas Richter is a degree candidate in the Master program “Leadership in digital communication” at the Berlin University of the Arts and supports the research project “User innovation in smart energy technologies“. As an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, he is working on the company’s focus on innovation processes in the smart energy environment with a special focus on challenges and methods of user and customer centricity in business models for local energy suppliers in Germany.

He completed the degree course in Business Informatics at HTW Dresden and the Finnish LUAS. Thomas worked for several years as a software developer and later as a project manager resp. consultant in the energy industry. He is also active in music management and is a co-founder of an indie label. His personal interests are cultural and media theories and art sciences, which he was able to implement practically last year, with a semester as a visiting student in digital media design class, at the UdK Berlin.