Head of Energy Center, UIV Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH, Vienna
Waltraud Schmid is an economist with more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She is in charge of the Energy Center, which supports the City of Vienna in reaching their ambitious energy and climate protection objectives.
She started out in the Austrian Energy Agency, dealing with issues of energy economy and policy, before moving to Brussels to work in the EU Commission for more than 10 years. There, she was eventually involved in managing an EU funding programme in the energy industry. Since 2013, she has focused on urban energy issues.