In the spirit of agile working, DBI is divided into various units (HUBs). In addition, the company is divided into the management and various staff units. The HUBs reflect the medium-term main tasks of economic development and bundle focal points of competence for this purpose. In combination with other HUBs, new and current DBI projects are developed and efficiently processed.
Rasmus C. Beck, born in 1980, was born in Stuttgart and has been Managing Director of Duisburg Business & Innovation GmbH since 1 February 2021.
From 2007 to the end of 2011, Rasmus held various positions at Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund (including dortmund-project). From 2012 to October 2013, he was Executive Director and most recently authorised signatory at hannoverimpuls GmbH, the economic development agency of the city and region of Hanover, responsible for industry development, internationalisation and corporate communications. From November 2013 until the end of January 2021, he was CEO of Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH, the economic development agency for the entire Ruhr region, which he and his team shaped into one of the most innovative economic development agencies in Germany.
Rasmus studied political science (M.A.) at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, where he later also completed his doctorate on cluster policy (Dr. rer. soc.). He is the author of numerous scientific articles on innovative economic development and regional innovation systems. He is also a lecturer at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the Ruhr University of Bochum.