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European Innovation Council

Matthias Schneider

Co-founder of strategic foresight and innovation advisory Nouvel, former Head of Digital at Bloomberg for EMEA, EIC Jury Member 


Matthias is an international innovation strategist with a background in media and technology. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, entrepreneurship and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate misfits and change makers to tackle our times' most pressing problems. Matthias is co-founder and ‘enfant terrible’ at innovation advisory Nouvel and founding partner of Munich-based corporate venture builder Brand New World.

He also consults with Exo Works, a global innovation consultancy spin-off from Singularity University. He is an adjunct professor of breakthrough Innovation at EADA and executive coach with IESE Business school and speaks on topics including digitisation, technology trends, organisational transformation, new business models and leadership (culture).

Matthias has lived and worked across four continents, starting his career as a journalist and senior executive with companies such as Eurosport, TF1, France 24 and Bloomberg, where he was Head of Digital for EMEA.