Dr. Jean-Francois Renault coordinates the strategic team on resource (incl. energy) efficiency at Projektträger Jülich. He studied geology, town and country planning, and entrepreneurship in France, India, and Germany and earned his PhD in environmental geology at the Berlin University of Technology / Mines Paris Tech. As a project manager, he has been involved in more than 25 international projects dealing with resource management and policy, as well as with capacity building, knowledge transfer, innovation management, financial instruments and business models for research and innovation. He was the scientific coordinator of the European ECOPOL InnoNet project and is currently leading the study, “The International State of the Transition to a Green Economy” for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.