Carsten Isert is the Head of BMW Technology Office in China. He is an industry and academic expert researching revolutionary forms of mobility and services. Isert has been active in the area of long­term product development and innovation with credit for numerous patents.

He leads a team at BMW’s newest global research facility in Shanghai. Isert says that, “We try to have more like a startup spirit there: close short connections and good cooperation, everything small and innovative, try to make things fast.” Isert seeks to not only implement new technologies China but also to market Chinese innovation to the rest of the world.

Isert is a leading player in the development of strategies for long­term sustainable transportation. His projects include responses to global trends such as climate change, urbanization, and dwindling resources.