consultant & writer
sustainable strategies in a systemic perspective:
- energy, transport, climate, digitalisation
- government, business, foundations, NGOs
- policies, regulation, markets, technologies
- interdisciplinary and intercultural communication
working languages: German, English, Italian, French, (Spanish)
Berchtesgadener Str. 8, D – 10779 BERLIN
Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser is working as freelance strategy consultant in Berlin, focusing on energy and transport.
Born in 1952, he mainly grew up in Italy. After his degree in physics at the University of Bern/Switzerland, he worked as journalist and consultant on energy issues and was member of the board of the Swiss Energy Foundation.
Moving to Germany in 1985, he turned to research on technology policy, regional development and European environmental and transport policies. For fifteen years he was founder and director of the EURES Institute for Regional Studies in Europe in Freiburg/Germany. Later, he served as Acting Secretary General of the Alpine Convention, an international treaty for the sustainable development of the Alpine area.
Back as consultant in the energy debate in 2008, he focused on renewable energies, photovoltaics and grid issues for the German government, industry associations and think tanks. Highlights were the foundation process of IRENA and the moderation of a national dialogue on distribution grids. More recently he has also worked on the consequences of disruptive developments in transport technologies.
Wanting to get more directly involved in industry, 2013-2015 Ruggero coordinated “xGWp European Gigawatt Fab”, a high-level European industrial initiative for establishing a Gigawatt scale production of PV cells and modules involving the CEA and Fraunhofer. In 2015 he co-founded PSC Technologies GmbH, a startup specialising in silicon carbide technologies. As director until 2020, he was responsible for strategies and business development, while also co-authoring several patents.