Dipl.‐Wi.‐Ing. Harald Sundmaeker, Diplom (Master) in Business Administration and Engineering, working between 1994 and 1997 as CO at the German Federal Armed Forces as platoon leader and head of a maintenance company. During 1997, working for the business unit of integrated Telco Systems at Alcatel SEL AG, division Business Systems. Since 1998 Harald is working as scientific staff member at ATB in consultancy and funded research projects. Involved in national research activities (e.g. BMWi, Stiftungen, regional programmes) and in several European research programmes since the 4th Framework Programme of the European Commission. He is managing projects and overtakes the role as project coordinator of international research projects. He was acting as project coordinator of CuteLoop, as deputy coordinator of SmartAgriFood, and as coordinator of the FIspace & FInish research projects. Harald overtook the leadership of the IoT integration work package in the large scale pilot project IoF2020. Currently, he is leading the Open Call work package in the pan-European SmartAgriHubs project, aiming at an expansion of the community network to facilitate the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector. Moreover, Harald contributes to the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC) and the FIWARE initiative. He was also treasurer of the FIspace Foundation that was founded as spin‐off from the FIWARE public private partnership. Evaluator of EU project proposals, at open calls in industry and jury member at startup open pitch events. Researching on topics related to Internet of Things, energy efficiency in industry, collaborative work and innovation in complex supply networks. Experienced with projects specifically in agri-food, manufacturing and automotive industry. Author and co‐author of over 40 technical and scientific publications.