Manuel Gernsbeck was born in Baden-Baden in 1980. His parents and teachers recognized his technical talent early on and encouraged him. Gernsbeck took part in competitions such as "Jugend forscht" and, for example, worked on possible solutions for hydrogen production with the help of bacteria. His great passion for developing innovative technologies for the energy supply of the future made him a thought leader in the industry and continues to shape his career today. He is now managing partner of BentoNet GmbH and Badische-Kraftwerk GmbH & Co. KG and a member of the supervisory board of Mittelbadische Energiegenossenschaft eG. Manuel Gernsbeck is married, has three children and one grandchild, and lives with his family in Baden-Baden.