Dr Julia Stamm is the Director of SCIENCE LEADS which she founded in 2016.


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.


In 2017, Julia managed the G20 Think Tank Summit "Global Solutions" that took place in Berlin, Germany, and gathered the world's most renowned think tanks to provide policy advice to the G20 leaders.


Julia is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, Brisbane/ Australia, and a member of the Advisory Board of Deutsches Museum Nuremberg, the first museum for the future, to be opened in 2020. She is also a member of the Hertie School Alumni Council and a member of the Hertie School's Academic Senate, in addition to being a member of the Horasis Visions Community


She thoroughly enjoys working with scientists, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and 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, has re-positioned research institutes in the European and international research landscape, has advised scientists and institutes on European research policies, and steered organisational change. She has also devised and put in place innovative funding schemes and international cooperation programmes.


Julia holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany), a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Lille, France), a Doctorate of Philosophy from European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany) and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany). She is an experienced academic lecturer and regular speaker and moderator at national and international conferences. Julia is fluent in German, English and French and has some knowledge of Italian and Russian.


She is also the founder and CEO of The Futures Project, a nonprofit aiming to change the global dialogue on innovation and the future (www.futures-project.org).



Dr Julia Stamm,

Founder & Director