Matthias Rauch

Matthias Rauch

Cultural Innovation Officer at Startup Mannheim

Matthias Rauch, Dr. Phil., studied American Studies, Business Administration and Communications at the University of Mannheim and the University of Heidelberg. From 2007-2010, he was a stipend in the graduate program „Formations of the Global“ at the University of Mannheim and visiting research fellow at York University, Toronto, in 2010. He has lectured at the University of Mannheim, the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg & Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Matthias Rauch has worked as a freelance journalist for print and online publications for over 17 years. From March 2013 until October 2014, he was head of press & public relations at the Clustermanagement Musikwirtschaft Mannheim & Region. From November 2014 until December 2016, he was head of the Clustermanagement Musikwirtschaft. Since January 2017, he has been Cultural Innovation Officer and head of the Cultural Urban Development department of the city of Mannheim. He has been vice chairman of the association for music business and music culture research (GMM e.V.) since 2014. He initiated the night mayor position for the city of Mannheim.


Initiating night ambassadors

ING Art Center - Left room
The cultural innovation office initiates and supports creative projects at the intersection of culture, business, science and technology, with a particular focus on but not limited to cultural urban placemaking efforts. In collaboration with artists and creatives, it seeks to offer new and innovative solutions in all of the aforementioned realms.