Photo credits:  Max Reibert .

Photo credits: Max Reibert.

Hello there, I'm Lucie. I'm the MD of Maschinenraum, a Berlin-based community bringing together startups and established industrial companies working on deep tech and the Internet of Things.

After graduating from a double-Masters in Applied Economics & International Relations, I started my career advising foreign high-tech companies to initiate R&D partnerships with French research labs and academia, on behalf of public agency Paris Region Entreprises. In Berlin since 2013, I held different roles building startup communities, notably as General Manager of startup coworking space The Place (ex-Rainmaking Loft) and as Head of Community of Germany's largest startup campus Factory Berlin. I took on my role at Maschinenraum in 2017, thereby combining my experiences creating supportive environments for entrepreneurs with my initial passion for encouraging deeptech collaborations.

A networker at heart, I am a big believer in  - and advocate for - being authentic, giving first, and engineering serendipity.