Before that she gained more than 13 years of experience in international projects concerning different topics like innovation management and technology transfer. She studied European Science, Technology and Society Studies (ESST) in Oslo (Norway) and graduated in the field of innovative science at the university of Lund (Sweden). She worked for the university of Lund and Kassel as a lecturer and was responsible for several research projects. Later on, she continued working in Tansania for a non-governmental-organisation names STIPRO, which focuses on technological and economical topics in order to strengthen the economic growth of the country. Since September 2018, Astrid is also working as a lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM) in Frankfurt.