A Strong Team

city2science consists of the founder and CEO Dr. Annette Klinkert and the project managers Esther Rüßler, Elena Tibi and Basel Myhub. We work mobile and decentralized, structured and fast. We achieve good results through an alternation of exchange and brainstorming as well as independent concentrated work – sometimes in home office, sometimes in the beautiful office situated in Unter den Linden in Herford.

Dr. Annette Klinkert
Dr. Annette KlinkertFounder and CEO

Dr. Annette Klinkert received her PHD in American literature at Albert Ludwigs-University in Freiburg. Before starting city2science in 2012 Annette Klinkert worked within the city marketing company Bielefeld Marketing GmbH as project manager and head of the departments City Management, Event Management, and the Science Office. She initiated and coordinated a large number of innovative international science communication formats and is the director of the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA). She is regularly invited as lecturer and workshop-leader at national and international Science Communication conferences.

Esther Rüßler
Esther RüßlerProject manager

Esther Rüßler supports the team of the city2science GmbH as project manager since 2014. After studying dramatics at Mainz University and Université de Nanterre (Paris), she is responsible for the concept development and implementation of local and regional science communication formats, i.e. the European Students Parliament of Science and Science Night Ruhr. She organised the Dortmund Mini Maker Faire 2014, supported the Maker Faire Ruhr and was responsible for organising the Maker Faire OWL 2019. Esther Rüßler is profoundly experienced in HORIZON 2020 proposal development processes, including structural requirements, content and approach. From 2019-2021 she coordinated the RDF-Project “Make OWL” that was aiming at creating a Maker culture in East Westphalia-Lippe.

Elena Tibi
Elena TibiProject manager

Elena Tibi joined the city2science team as project manager in March 2022. With a background in art studies, cultural management and languages, she has already set up and coordinated several projects in the field of science communication and education – as project manager at Science on Stage, at Autostadt GmbH and as part of her work at Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD). At WiD, amongst others she managed the projects “Debate Science! European Student Parliaments” and “Make Your School”. At city2science, she is active in the field of European funding applications as well as in strategy consulting and the design of innovative formats in the field of science communication and public engagement.

Basel Myhub
Basel MyhubProject manager

Basel Myhub joined the city2science team in January 2022 as a project manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master in Science Studies. As a PhD student at Bielefeld University, he focuses on what makes scientific research socially relevant. At city2science, he supports the writing and coordination of large grant proposals and is an expert in the area of budgeting for European projects. Furthermore, he supports the office activities for EUSEA and is responsible for the maintenance of the city2science website.

Participation process Protestant Church Herford Herringhausen

Since March 2022, city2science has been supporting the Herford Herringhausen Protestant Church in a participation process. The goal of the “innovation project” is the role of church in the neighborhood.