Monica Maria Moeskær
Monica is a senior project manager and design anthropologist, and works in the intersection of design, cities and sustainable business development.
Monica has worked with cities for more than 8 years and has extensive knowledge in urban development, architecture and urban research. She has driven innovation and development processes across public and private sector. Monica was responsible for a number of Danish Design Center's Design Cities projects, including topics such as smart city strategies, circular economy and sustainable business models, as well as urban technology and urban innovation.
Monica currently leads the ambitious 1-year innovation competition Circular Construction Challenge — Rethink Waste, initiated by Realdania, and is responsible for the daily progress of the program as well as the development and facilitation of innovation processes, business development and co-creation among the program's participating companies and partners. In addition, Monica is in charge of the Danish Design Centre's contribution to the 3-year Urbantech accelerator program, where 10 startups annually develop sustainable urban solutions.
With her anthropological background and several years of work in the research world, Monica is interested in gathering, translating and embedding knowledge of how design contributes to innovation and positive change processes in companies and public institutions based on qualitative methods and design tools. Monica is an experienced speaker and has presented to, among other things, Seoul city government and Bilbao city government. She also teaches young entrepreneurs in Rudersdal and Egedal Municipality in design methods and creative processes.