Dipl.-Kfm. Daniel Gottschald graduated in European Business Sciences at the universities of Bamberg (Germany) and Jyväskylä (Finnland).

Between 2006 and 2009 he was responsible for regional cluster development at Northern Hesse’s regional development agency (Regionalmanagement Nordhessen GmbH) and led the international department of the regional competence network for distributed power generation (deENet e.V.).

From 2009 to 2016 Daniel Gottschald was Managing Director of the Bavarian chemical cluster (Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH). At that time, he was appointed President of the Cluster Excellence Expert Group by the European Commission and Chairman of the Project Council of the European Chemical Regions Network. During that time, Daniel Gottschald built up the “Bavarian Site Development Program” and its institution InSITE BAVARIA, which is operated by TUM International GmbH.

In January 2016, Gottschald became new Managing Director of TUM International GmbH. He also is Director of the Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) at TUM and Managing Director of Cluster City GmbH, a joint venture between TUM International GmbH and Tucher Group, operating cluster hubs in China and worldwide. He is member of the advisory council of Germany’s cluster initiative “go-cluster” and engaged in many international cluster and research projects.