Dr. Andrea Zenker

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Project Manager

Experience

Trainee and technical assistant at the Lower Saxony Forest Tree Breeding Station in Staufenberg-Escherode; studied Geography and Modern Languages at the University of Gießen and l'Université de Besançon, 1996 diploma in Geography. Consultant for Desktop Mapping at GRIT – Graphical Information Technology Consulting. Since 1997 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI Karlsruhe, Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation. 2007 doctoral thesis in geography, Université de Strasbourg (former University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg).

Work Focus

  • Regional science

  • Regional innovation strategies

  • Methodology in innovation research

  • Knowledge economics

  • Innovation system France

Projects

Publications

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Hufnagl, M./Héraud, J.-E./Schnabl, E./Makkonen, T./Kroll, H. (2017):
Smart specialisation strategies and cross-border integration of regional innovation systems: Policy dynamics and challenges for the Upper Rhine, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 35(4), 684-702.

European Commission (2017): Study on frugal innovation and reengineering of traditional techniques. Key Findings from the Final Report. Short Version. Call for Tenders PP-02381-2015. (edited by Kroll, H./Gabriel, M./Braun, A./Engasser, F./Meister, M./Muller, E./Nowlan, O./Neuhäusler, P./Saunders, T./Schnabl, E./Zenker, A.). Brussels: European Commission.

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft (Hrsg.) (2016): Gute Entwicklung. Gute Aussichten. Thüringer Mittelstandsbericht. Erfurt: TMWWDG.

Kroll, H./Muller, E./Zenker, A./Berghäuser, H./Hufnagl, M. (2016): Plural Innovation - Sourcing the Creative Crowd. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Gabriel, M./Braun, A./Muller, E./Neuhäusler, P./Schnabl, E./Zenker, A. (2016): A conceptual analysis of foundations, trends and relevant potentials in the field of frugal innovation (for Europe). Interim report to the European Commision. Brussels: European Commission, DG Research and Innovation.

Technopolis Group/Fraunhofer ISI/ERRIN/UNO-MERIT (2016): Regional Innovation Monitor Plus 2016. Regional Innovation Report. Baden-Württemberg (Industry 4.0 and smart systems). Prepared by Andrea Zenker and Esther Schnabl. Commissioned by DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission.

Warnke, P./Koschatzky, K./Dönitz, E./Zenker, A./Stahlecker, T./Som, O./Cuhls, K./Güth, S.  (2016): Opening up the innovation system framework towards new actors and institutions (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 49). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Zenker. A. (2015): Knowledge Angels: Creative Individuals fostering Innovation in KIBS – Observations from Canada, China, France, Germany and Spain, International Management, 19, 201-218.

Kennedy, A./McCarthy, T./Ryan, J./Wafer, B./Muller, E./Zenker, A. (2015): Review of Irish Membership of International Research Organisations (IROs). Study for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Employment (DJEI) Ireland. The CIRCA Group Europe ltd Dublin, Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, https://www.djei.ie/en/Publications/Review-Irish-Membership-IRO.html.

Stahlecker, T./Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H./Meyborg, M./Schnabl, E./Zenker. A. (2015): Machbarkeitsstudie für den "Monitor Wirtschaft und Region" der Bertelsmann-Stiftung zu den Themen: Innovation, Hochschule und Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft sowie drei Fallstudien (Nachhaltigkeit in Kommunen und Städten, Energieeffiziente Stadt und alternative Wohlstandskonzepte). Studie im Auftrag der Bertelsmann-Stiftung. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Marinelli, E./Buesel, K./Degelsegger, A./Zenker, A./Daimer, S./Doussineau, M./Haegeman, K. (2015): ERA Fabric Map. Third Edition. Report of the Forward Visions on the European Research Area (VERA) project. Seville, Vienna, Karlsruhe.

Zenker, A./Muller E./Hollanders, H. (2015): Service Innovation and Economic Performance (= ESIC European Service Innovation Centre Discussion Paper). Brussels: European Commission.

Hollander, H./Es-Sadki, N./MacAulay, B./Muller, E./Zenker, A. (2014): European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) – Key findings. ESIC European Service Innovation Centre Report. Brussels. European Commission.

Koschatzky, K./Schnabl, E./Zenker, A./Stahlecker, T./Kroll, H. (2014): The Role of Associations in Regional Innovation Systems (= Working Papers Firms and Regions No. R4/2014). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Muller, E./Schnabl, E./Zenker, A. (2014): From Smart Concept to Challenging Practice – How European Regions Deal with the Commission's Request for Novel Innovation Strategies (= Working Papers Firms and Regions No. R2/2014). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Zenker, A./Baier, E./Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Tippmann, V. (Eds.) (2013): Strategies for bilateral research cooperation: French-German experiences. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Zenker, A./Tippmann, V./Baier, E./Héraud, J.-A./Muller, E./Schricke, E./Covillard, M. (2013): Research landscapes and innovation policies in France and in Germany: an overview. In: Zenker, A./Baier, E./Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Tippmann, V. (Eds.) (2013): Strategies for bilateral research cooperation: French-German experiences. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 5-29.

Schnabl, E./Zenker, A. (2013): Statistical Classification of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) with NACE Rev. 2 (= evoREG Research Note #25). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Award for research on "knowledge angels" (2013)

Baier, E./Kroll, H./Zenker, A. (2013): Templates of smart specialisation: Experiences of place-based regional development strategies in Germany and Austria (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R5/2013). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Zenker, A. (2013): Innovation, territories and creativity: some reflections about usual and less usual instruments for innovation-driven regional policies. In: Burger-Helmchen, T. (Ed.): The Economics of Creativity. Ideas, firms and markets. London, New York: Routledge, 78-88.

Baier, E./Kroll, H./Zenker, A. (2013): Regional Autonomy with regard to Innovation Policy: A Differentiated Illustration of the European Status Quo (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R3/2013). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Baier, E. (2012): Knowledge angels or how creative people foster innovation in the service industry: emerging concepts and international observations. In: Fraunhofer ISI (Ed.): Innovation system revisited - Experiences from 40 years of Fraunhofer ISI research. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 153-170.

Schricke, E./Zenker, A./Stahlecker, T. (2012): Knowledge-intensive (business) services in Europe. Brussels: European Commission.

Koschatzky, K./Zenker, A./Baier, E. (2012): Regional Embeddedness of Multinational Enterprises in European Regions. In: Assimakopoulos, D./Carayannis, E./Dossani, R. (Eds.) Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development - A Comparative Approach. New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London: Springer, 99-122.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Ramos, J.-C. (2012): Knowledge Angels, Creative Behaviors, and Emerging Innovation Modes: Observations from Alsace, Baden-Württemberg, and Catalonia. In: Di Maria, E./Grandinetti, R./Di Bernardo, B. (Eds.): Exploring Knowledge-Intensive Business Services. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 35-55.

Héraud, J.-A./Zenker, A. (2012): L'enseignement supérieur en Allemagne: tradition fédérale et éevolutions récentes. In: Mespoulet, M. (Eds.): Université et Territoires. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 139-152.

Zenker, A./Tippmann, V. (2011): Recherche appliquée en RFA. Société Fraunhofer: la R&D au service de l'Industrie. In: Regards sur l'économie allemande - Bulletin économique du CIRAC Nr. 103, 19-28.

Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Menz, N./Benaim, M./Zenker, A. (2011): La mesure de l'impact des clusters – quelques éléments de réflexion et de bibliographie (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2011): Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Zenker, A. (2011): La politique d’innovation, facteur clé de l'économie allemande. In: Lasserre, R./Stark, H./Wolff, J. (Eds.): Sortie de crise à l'allemande – Dynamisme économique et fragilités structurelles d'un modèle. Paris, Brüssel: L'Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), 19-42.

Tippmann, V./Zenker, A./Muller, E. (2010): La coopération Fraunhofer-Carnot, fer de lance de futures politiques européenes de recherche appliquée? In: Lesourne, J./Randet D. (Eds.): La Recherche et l'Innovation en France. Paris: Odile Jacob.

Muller, E./Zenker, A. (2010): Les anges de la connaissance: moteurs de l'innovatoin du tertiaire supérieur en Alsace et au Bade-Wurtemberg? In: Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Gosselin, F. (Eds.): Regards croisés sur la culture d'innovation et la créativité en Alsace. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 129-142.

Gosselin, F./Baier, E./Muller, E./Zenker, A./Cohendet, P. (2010): Métropoles créatives: acteurs et facteurs à Montréal, Barcelone et Mannheim. In: Muller, E./Héraud, J.-A./Gosselin, F. (Eds.): Regards croisés sur la culture d'innovation et la créativité en Alsace. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 219-232.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Héraud, J.-A. (2010): Inside KIBS' Black Box: Exploring the Existence and Function of Knowledge Angels. In: Doloreux, D./Freel, M./ Shearmur, R. (Eds.): Knowledge-Intensive Business Services. Geography and Innovation. Farnham: Ashgate, 211-231.

Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T./Zenker, A. (2010): The European Area (ERA): Trends and Future Challenges. In: Frietsch, R./Schüller, M. (Eds.): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 57-72.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Héraud, Jean-Alain (2010): France: Innovation System and Innovation Policy. In: Frietsch, R./Schüller, M. (Eds.): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 93-118.

Héraud, J.-A./Zenker, A. (2009): Le Crédit Impôt Recherche en débat: un éclairage franco-allemand. In: Bulletin de l'Observatoire des politiques économiques en Europe, No. 21, Hiver 2009. Université de Strasbourg: Faculté des sciences économiques et de gestion et Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes, 16-19.

Kroll, H./Zenker, A./Schubert, T. (2009): An Analysis of the Development of R&D Expenditure at the Regional Level in the Light of the 3% Target. Bruxelles: European Commission, DGRTD.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Héraud, J.-A. (2009): Entering the KIBS' black box: There must be an angel! (or is there something like a knowledge angel?) (=Working Papers Firms and Region Nr. R7/2009). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Héraud, J.-A. (2009): France: Innovation System and Innovation Policy (= Discussion Paper Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis Nr. 18). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Gosselin, F./Baier, E./Muller, E./Zenker, A./Cohendet, P. (2009): Métropoles créatives: acteurs et facteurs à Montréal, Barcelone et Mannheim. In: Muller, E. (Ed.): Regards croisés sur la culture, l'innovation et la créativité en Alsace. BETA, Fraunhofer ISI and Strasbourg Conseil final report to the Région Alsace, 131-138. (http://www.evoreg.eu).

Zenker, A./ Doloreux, D. (2008): KIBS, perceptions and innovation patterns, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 10(2/3/4), 337-342.

Muller, E./Doloreux, D./Jappe, A./Héraud, J.-A./Zenker, A. (2008): A regional typology of innovation capacities in New Member States, Journal of European Integration, 30(5), 653-669.

Doloreux, D./Zenker, A./Muller, E. (2008): La perception de l'environnement régional d'innovation par les entreprises de services à forte intensité de connaissance: une comparaison internationale. Revue d'Economie Régionale et Urbaine 2008, no. 5.

Muller, E./Doloreux, D./Héraud, J.-A./Jappe, A./Zenker, A. (2008): Regional Innovation Capacities in New Member States: a Typology, Journal of European Integration, 30(5), 653-669.

Doloreux, D./Zenker, A./Muller, E. (2008): Services à forte intensité de connaissances, contexte régional et comportements d’innovation: une comparaison internationale (=Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2008). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Zenker, A. (2007): Innovation, perception and regions: Are perceptions of the environment related to firms' innovation behaviours?: the cases of Alsace and Baden. Dissertation online.

Muller, E./Zenker, A. (2007): Analysis of the Regional Dimensions of Investment in Research. Case Study Regional Report Midi-Pyrénées (France). ERAWATCH, RIP-WATCH, Report prepared on behalf of IPTS, European Commission. (http://cordis.europa.eu/erawatch/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.downloadFile&fileID=402)

Muller, E./Jappe, A./Héraud, J.-A./Zenker, A. (2006): Regional Typology of Innovation Capacities in New Member States & Candidate Countries (=Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2006). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Héraud, J.-A. (2003): Introducing Regions and Innovation-related Needs in the Multi-layer Logic of the ERA: a Typology Proposal. In: Edler, J./Kuhlmann, S./Behrens, M. (Eds): Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy – The European Research Area. Cheltenham Glos: Edward Elgar, 230-254.

Zenker, A./Muller, E. (2003): Mapping und Clustering als Werkzeuge zur Bildung von Regionaltypologien. In: Koschatzky, K. (Ed.): Innovative Impulse für die Region – Aktuelle Tendenzen und Entwicklungsstrategien. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 67-94.

Koschatzky, K./Muller, E./Zenker, A. (2003): Katalysatoren und Hemmnisse der regionalen Innovationsdynamik. In: Koschatzky, K. (Ed.): Innovative Impulse für die Region – Aktuelle Tendenzen und Entwicklungsstrategien. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 133-152.

Muller, E./Zenker, A./Döry, T. (2002): Regional Innovation Capacities and Economic Transition: The Example of West Transdanubia. In: Walter, G.H./Pfirrmann, O. (Eds): Industrial Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Small Firms and Entrepreneurship. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag, 251-271.