Margit Noll is CEO of the European Partnership Driving Urban Transitions, an intergovernmental research and innovation programme on sustainable urban development, financed by 28 European countries and the European Commission. The DUT partnership is the new programme of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe which Margit is coordinating since 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in research management and strategy development in organisations and networks. In 2016 she joined the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, the Austrian funding agency for applied research and innovation. Margit has a PhD in physics and a MBA in general management.