Johannes Kisser studied chemical engineering with specialisation in food and plant chemistry and technology. He started with environmental analysis for the Austrian Environmental Protection Agency in 1998, working his way through waste management, with the focus shifting to circular economy solutions in the early 2000s. He works in many circular economy projects, is evaluator for innovation competitions and proposals and has held lectureships on sustainable product design, supply chain management, CSR, and circular construction at several universities, together with delivering countless speeches and talks at conferences on different topics around solution-oriented circular economy applications. He works at alchemia-nova since 2002, became Chief Executive Officer in 2010 and then Technical Director in 2019 in order to place greater focus on innovations, knowledge sharing and consulting for ministries and companies. He is the developer and initiator of several national and international projects – co-creating ideas and nurturing them to life. The strong systems approach combines innovation with nature inspiration and social transformation.