Eileen Trenkmann works as a Project Manager for GIZ on fostering corporate engagement in start-up incubation. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration, Political Science and Public Administration and graduated as a Master of Science in Marketing from Berlin Institute of Technology. She has a hands on experience in projects at various levels of private sector development in Europe. Prior to her current profile she has been working as a research assistant for Fraunhofer, one of the leading research institutes in Europe on applied science, on topics such as Knowledge Management, Cluster Development and Innovation. She has gained substantial international and intercultural experiences during her assignments in Turkey, the Palestinian Territories and India. She is enthusiastic about start-ups and has designed and implemented various initiatives that support collaboration between corporates, startups and incubators.