MSc. Konietzko, J.C.

Jan Konietzko is a PhD student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. He researches and designs tools and approaches that can help companies to transition towards a circular economy.

Academic Background

Prior to starting his PhD, he worked at the German Corporation for International Cooperation. He holds a BA from Maastricht University in European Studies and a MSc in Economics for Sustainable Development from Leipzig University. 


  • 2012 – 2015
    International Joint Master in Sustainable Development, Leipzig University, Graz University
  • 2008 – 2011
    BA European Studies (Minor: Entrepreneurship), Maastricht University


  • 2014 – 2016
    Junior Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Before
    Several roles in sustainability analysis of firms

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Circular economy
  • Business model design
  • Business model experimentation

Involved in research projects