SCIENCE LEADS was founded in 2016 by Dr Julia Stamm.


Julia has longstanding leadership and management experience in national and international academic institutions and international organisations, such as COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the G20.  She holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences, a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques, a Doctorate of Philosophy and an Executive Master of Public Administration. She is an experienced academic lecturer and regular speaker and moderator at international conferences. Julia is fluent in German, English and French and has some knowledge of Italian and Russian. She is a member of the Academic Senate of the Hertie School in Berlin and member of its Alumni Council as well as an Adjunct Senor Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures, University of Queensland, Australia.


Julia thoroughly enjoys working with scientists, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and civil society stakeholders from all over the world. In the course of her career, she has developed new policy strategies for fostering interdisciplinary research to help solve the current and future challenges of our societies, has advocated the importance of supporting research in the social sciences and humanities on a global scale, and has re-positioned research institutes in the European and international research landscape. She has worked with funding organisation to develop innovative programmes and re-assess funding priorities and has steered organisational change. Julia has also founded and set up several organisations.


Julia is also the founder of The Futures Project (TFP), an international initiative aiming to build positive futures for people and planet by fostering systemic change and sustainable innivation ( In November 2021, she received the Digital Female Leader Award, category "Global Hero", for her work with TFP.


Dr Julia Stamm,

Founder & Director