Who We Are

GreenMatters is an innovation consultancy specialised in thematic studies, event moderation and marketing of green products. We work at European and international level advising public clients on green policy matters and supporting companies with innovative green ideas. We have over 20 years of experience in regional policy, renewable energy and eco-innovation and can feature an outstanding set of references. 

Our mission is to make an active contribution to raising the share of renewables, to improving energy efficiency and to transforming the traditional linear economy (make-use-dispose) to a circular economy that keeps resources in use for as long as possible. Whether we work for small companies or big institutions, moderate workshops or major conferences, we are determined to deliver high-quality, tailor-made services and to see happy clients coming back for more.

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GreenMatters is offering policy and business studies on renewable energy, energy efficiency, circular economy, waste management and climate change at European, national and regional level. We advised Interreg Europe, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE and the European Commission on the SME Instrument and made many expert presentations on trends & developments in green matters.


GreenMatters is always looking for new, exciting products that are made to last and close the loop towards a circular economy. We are interested in innovative applications of renewables, in repurposing and recycling materials that were destined for disposal or incineration. GreenMatters supports companies in finding new, international markets and in promoting their products.


We have a long track-record in moderating workshops and conferences and in organizing World Café sessions around green matters. We are highly experienced in ensuring high-quality debates and a lively exchange of views and arguments. 


  • Thematic Expert Low Carbon Economy for the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, since February 2018
  • Speech at EU Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels, June 2018

  • Speech at 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Nicosia, May 2018

  • Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Transnational Workshop for Applicants: “Expert Presentation on Low Carbon Strategies”, Prague, November 2017
  • ERRIN Conference: “Taking up the challenge of smart city refurbishment and energy efficiency in buildings”, Brussels, October 2017
  • FP7 'WASTECOSMART': "Optimisation of integrated Solid Waste Management strategies for the maximisation of resource efficiency", 2013-2016
  • Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Conference: “Efficient energy systems”, Luxembourg, September 2015
  • INTERREG IVC: "Study of ERDF Operational Programmes on Environment & Resource Efficiency", August 2015
  • EASME 'SEPARATE': "Enabling the market uptake of innovative solutions for recycling of all product groups in biowaste and MSW", 2013-2016
  • INTERREG IVC: “Thematic programme capitalisation on Renewable Energy”, October 2014
  • CENTRAL EUROPE: "Thematic Study on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies", April 2014
  • INTERREG IVC: “Thematic programme capitalisation on Renewable Energy”, October 2013
  • H2020 SME Instrument: “Expert contract to assist the EC in developing the SME Instrument templates and evaluation criteria”, DG RTD, February 2013
  • European Parliament: Green New Deal HORIZON2020 Conference, Brussels, October 2011
  • European Patent Forum: Panel discussion "Is Europe still aleader in renewable energy technologies", Madrid, April 2010
  • Organisation & moderation of Interreg Europe Thematic Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Florence, June 2018

  • Moderation and World Café, INNO4SD Symposium, “Africa-Europe Dialogue Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Development”, Pretoria, November 2017
  • Moderation MEMAN conference, “Mainstreaming resource efficiency in manufacturing value chains”, Brussels, June 2017
  • Moderation European Parliament Dinner Debate, PROBIO, “Increasing Impact from publicly funded research: Lessons from the bio-economy”, Brussels, June 2017
  • Moderation SWIP conference, “Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas”, Brussels, May 2017
  • Moderation and World Café, INNO4SD Symposium, “The challenges of the water-energy-food nexus”, Nicosia, November 2016
  • Moderation of European Parliament Dinner Debate “Mobilising pruning residues to expand Europe's biomass market”, Brussels, June 2016
  • Moderation of European Parliament Dinner Debate “Accelerating the Commercialisation of Eco-Innovation in Europe‘s Regions”, Brussels, May 2016
  • Moderation, InnoGrips Workshop “The role of multi-national supply chains in innovation”, Brussels, December 2012
  • Moderation, InnoGrips Workshop “The implications of climate change, resource scarcity and demographic developments for innovation policy”, Brussels, December 2010
  • World Café European Parliament, “Green New Deal”, Brussels, February 2010




Astrid puts her energy in pushing green matters, promoting green products and “making things happen”. She has over 25 years of experiences in innovation, entrepreneurship, innovation financing, clusters, renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart cities and the circular economy and co-authored several studies in these areas. She has been a senior expert for both the European institutions and for private organisations. Astrid has an outstanding track record in branding and corporate identity, off-line and on-line communication and marketing for international institutions, big and small businesses alike. She organized and moderated numerous conferences, workshops and training sessions throughout Europe.

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Katharina is a passionate project developer who masters all steps of the project cycle from concept to operation. More than 15 years professional experience in the renewable energy and waste management sector have given her well-rounded knowledge of technologies, processes, institutional frameworks and related networks. Katharina has long-standing experience as lead expert in thematic studies and as a senior advisor for the SME Instrument. She is an experienced speaker and has been invited by the European institutions to many high-level expert groups and conferences on policy development and technology foresight.

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