Dr. Iris Filzwieser got her master’s degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2005. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked as research assistant at the Non-Ferrous Department, at the University of Leoben. She founded METTOP GmbH in May 2005. Since then she is active as managing director of Mettop and responsible for developing recycling processes and finance. In January 2014 she co-founded UrbanGold GmbH. She is a Member of the supervisor board of Pierer Mobility AG.