Dr. Henning Kroll

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Project Manager

Experience

Studied geography, majoring in economic geography at the University of Hanover (Universität Hannover). From 2003 to 2006 he was employed as a Research Associate at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover. In 2005 he was awarded his doctorate on the subject of university spin-off activities in China. In August 2006 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe as a researcher in the Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation.

Work Focus

  • Analysis and evaluation of regional innovation and technology policy 

  • Smart Specialisation

  • Advanced Manufacturing in German and European regions

  • Regional innovation and technology indicators

  • University-industry relations 

  • Cluster-based regional development 

  • Innovation system and innovation policy in China

Projects

Publications

Kroll, H. (forthcoming): Smart Specialisation Policy in an Economically Well-Developed, Multi-Level Governance System. In: Radosevic, S./Andreescu, L./Wade, I./Roman, A. (eds.): Advances in the Theory of Smart Specialization. Elsevier: Amsterdam.

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H./Schnabl, E./Stahlecker, T. (2017): Cluster policy adjustments in the context of smart specialization? Impressions from Germany. In: Fornahl, D./Hassink, R. (Eds.): The Life Cycle of Clusters. A Policy Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 173-200.

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.

Kroll, H./Gabriel, M. (2017): Frugal Innovation for Europe. Karlsruhe, London: Fraunhofer ISI, Nesta.

Kroll, H. (2017): The policy challenge in smart specialisation, A common approach meets European diversity. In: Bachtler, J./Berkowitz, P./Hardy, S./Muravska, T. (Eds.): EU Cohesion Policy. Reassessing performance and direction. Abingdon: Routledge, 115-126.

Kroll, H./Horvat, D./Copani, G./van de Velde, E./Simons, M./Jäger, A./PourAbdollahian, G./Wastyn, A./Naumanen, M. (2017): Dynamising the Uptake of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in European Industries. 8 Proposals for Policy Action. Insights from a Recent Project for the European Commission. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kou, K./Kroll, H. (2017): Innovation output and state ownership: Empirical evidence from China's listed firms (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis Nr. 55). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2017): The Challenge of Smart Specialisation in less favoured Regions (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2017). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H./Meyborg, M./Schnabl, E./Stahlecker, T./Buhl, C./Dwertmann, A./Hilbert, A./Huber, M. (2016): Ergebnisbericht der Begleitforschung "Forschungscampus - pro aktiv" zur Förderinitiative des BMBF "Forschungscampus - öffentlich-private Partnerschaft für Innovationen". Ergebnisse und Schlussfolgerungen. Karlsruhe/Berlin: Fraunhofer ISI, Institut für Innovation und Technik in der VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.

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

Kroll, H. (2016): Policy Brief on Smart Specialisation. Karlsruhe: Fraunofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (forthcoming): The policy challenge in smart specialisation, A common approach meets European diversity. In: Bachtler, J./Berkowitz, P./Hardy, S./Muravska, T. (Eds.): EU Cohesion Policy. Reassessing performance and direction. Abingdon: Routledge

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

Kroll, H. (2016): Exploring pathways ofregional technological development in China through patent analysis, World Patent Information, 46, 74–86.

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.

Koschatzky, K./Stahlecker, T. (eds.) (2016): Public-private partnerships in research and innovation: Trends and international perspectives. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Capello, R./Kroll, H. (2016): From theory to practice in smart specialization strategy: emerging limits and possible future trajectories, European Planning Studies, 24, 1393-1406. DOI:10.1080/09654313.2016.1156058

Kroll, H./Meyer, N. (2016): Analysing FP7 from a Systemic Perspective What Role for the Delineation and the Set up of the Sub-Programmes? (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R3/2016). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Böke, I./Schiller, D./Stahlecker, T. (2016): Bringing owls to Athens? The transformative potential of RIS3 for innovation policy in Germany's Federal States, European Planning Studies, 24, 1459-1477. DOI:10.1080/09654313.2016.1159666

Kroll, H. (2016): Supporting New Strategic Models of Science-Industry R&D Collaboration – A Review of Global Experiences (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R2/2016). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2016): Understanding the "Regional Policy Mix" - A Classification and Analysis of European Regions' Support Policies (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2016). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Liefner, I./Kroll, H./Peighambari, A. (2016): Research-driven or party-promoted? Factors affecting patent applications of private SMEs in China's Pearl River Delta, Science and Policy Policy, June 2016. DOI:10.1093/scipol/scw002

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H./Meyborg, M./Stahlecker, T./Dwertmann, A./Huber, M. (2015): Public-private partnerships in Research and Innovation - Case studies from Australia, Austria, Sweden and the United States (= Working Papers Firms and Region Nr. 2/2015). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

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.

Kroll, H./Dornbusch, F./Schnabl, E. (2015): Universities' Regional Involvement in Germany: How Academics' Objectives and Opportunity Shape Choices of Activity, Regional Studies, 50(9), 1595-1610. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1051016.

Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T. (2015): Prozess und Auswirkungen der Entwicklung von "Strategien intelligenter Spezialisierung" in deutschen Ländern, Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 14-2015. Berlin: EFI.

Kroll, H. (2015): Exploring Pathways of Regional Technological Development in China through Patent Analysis (= Working Papers Firms and Region Nr. R1/2015). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2015): Efforts to Implement Smart Specialization in Practice - Leading Unlike Horses to the Water, European Planning Studies, 23, 10, 2079-2098. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2014.1003036.

Schubert, T./Kroll, H. (2014): Universities' effects on regional GDP and unemployment: The case of German, Papers in Regional Science. DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12150.

Kroll, H./Schnabl, E. (2014): Patterns of Technology Transfer in Chinese Hotspots of Innovative Development - The Perspective of the Recipient Firms. Chinese Studies, 2014, 3, 83-95. DOI: 10.4236/chnstd.2014.33012.

Kroll, H./Schiller, D. (2014): The role of public R&D funding in innovation systems of East Asian and ASEAN catch-up coutries. In: Irawati, D./Rutten, R. (Ed.): Emerging Knowledge Economies in Asia. Abingdon: Routledge, 94-126.

Koschatzky, K./Dornbusch, F./Hufnagl, M./Kroll, H./Schnabl, E. (2014): Regionale Aktivitäten von Hochschulen - Motive, Anreize und politische Steuerung. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

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.

Kroll, H./Schubert, T. (2014): On universities' long-term effects on regional value creation and unemployment - The case of Germany (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2014). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Frietsch, R. (2014): Regional structures and trends in China's innovation system - An indicator-based account of the last decade's developments. In: Liefner, I. (ed.): Innovation and regional development in China. New York, NY [u.a.]: Routledge, 41-72.

Schiller, D./Kroll, H. (2013): The global economic crisis as leverage for emerging regional growth paths in China? Differentiated evidence from China – three years onwards. In: Eriksson, S. (Ed.): Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 85-118.

Koschatzky, K./Dornbusch, F./Hufnagl, M./Kroll, H./Schnabl, E./Schulze, N./Teufel, B. (2013): Regionale Aktivitäten von Hochschulen - Fallstudien von neun deutschen Universitäten und Fachhochschulen. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Koschatzky, K./Hufnagl, M./Kroll, H./Daimer, S./Dornbusch, F./Schulze, N. (2013): Regionale Vernetzung von Hochschulen. In: Grande, E./Jansen, D./Jarren, O./Rip, A./Schimank, U./Weingart, P. (Hrsg.): Neue Governance der Wissenschaft. Reorganisation - externe Anforderungen - Medialisierung. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 163-182.

Koschatzky, K. unter Mitarbeit von Baier, E./Hemer, J./Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T. (2013): Heterogene Kooperationen im deutschen Forschungs- und Innovationssystem. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Schubert, T./Kroll, H. (2013): Endbericht zum Projekt "Hochschulen als regionaler Wirtschaftsfaktor". Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Schricke, E./Stahlecker, T. (2013): Scope and Determinants of the 'Third Role' of Higher Education Institutions in Germany, Higher Education Policy, 26, 263-284.

Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (2013) (Ed.): Sächsischer Technologiebericht 2012. Dresden: SMWK.

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.

Stahlecker, T./Kroll, H. (2013): Policies to Build Research Infrastructures in Europe – Following Traditions or Building New Momentum? (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R4/2013). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

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.

Kroll, H./Schricke, E. (2013): Patterns of Technology Transfer in Chinese Hotspots of Innovative Development - The Perspective of the Recipient Firms (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R2/2013). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T. (2012): Global Review of Competitive R&D Funding - A project commissioned by the World Bank, Washington. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Dornbusch, F./Kroll, H./Schricke, E. (2012): Multiple Dimensions of Regionally-Oriented University Involvement - How Motivation and Opportunity Prompt German Researchers to Engage in Different Ways (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R6/2012). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Baier, E./Kroll, H./Schricke, E./Stahlecker, T. (2012): The regional innovation system of Baden-Württemberg reconsidered: path dependency and technological leadership. In: Fraunhofer ISI (Ed.): Innovation system revisited - Experiences from 40 years of Fraunhofer ISI research. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 171-192.

Hemer, J./Kroll, H. (2012): A Stepwise, Actor-Based Approach to the Establishment of Science-Industry Co-operations. In: Assimakopoulos, D./Carayannis, E./Dossani, R. (Eds.) Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development - A Comparative Approach. New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London: Springer,159-174.

Stahlecker, T./Kroll, H. (2012): The cluster concept as a multi-dimensional thematic field: Methodological and substantive perspectives (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R3/2012). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Stahlecker, T./Kroll, H. (2012): Das Clusterkonzept als multidimensionales Themenfeld: methodische und inhaltliche Perspektiven. In. Koschatzky, K./Stahlecker, T. (Eds.): Clusterpolitik quo vadis? Perspektiven der Clusterförderung. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 1-32.

Kroll, H./Schricke, E./Stahlecker, T. (2012): Developing new roles for higher education institutions in structurally-fragmented regional innovation systems (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R2/2012). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H./Schricke, E. (2012): Making Sense of Alleged Fuzziness – Diverging Framework Conditions and Policy Rationales Shaping Cluster Policies in Germany. Presented at: Geography of Innovation 2012, EuroLIO European Seminar, St. Étienne, 26/01/2012.

Tagscherer, U./Kroll, H./Luo, X. (2012): Regional innovation systems in China: an Analysis of industry-science linkages in Bohai Bay area. In: Petti, C. (Ed.): Technological Entrepreneurship in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 16-40.

Kroll, H./Schiller, D. (2012): Upgrading strategies of electronics firms within the regional innovation system of the Pearl River Delta, illustrated by the example of two Hong Kong firms. In: Petti, C. (Ed.): Technological Entrepreneurship in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 41-65.

Kroll, H./Schricke, E./Stahlecker, T. (2011): Developing New Roles for Higher Education Institutions in Structurally Fragmented Regional Innovation Systems. The 6th International Seminar on Regional Innovation Policies. CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden. 13-14 October 2011.

Koschatzky, K./Hufnagl, M./Kroll, H./Daimer, S./Schulze, N. (2011): Relevanz regionaler Aktivitäten für Hochschulen und das Wissenschaftssystem (= Arbeitspapiere Unternehmen und Region Nr. R3/2011): Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2011): Exploring the validity of patent applications as an indicator of Chinese competitiveness and market structure, World Patent Information, 33, 1, 23-33.

Schiller, D./Kroll, H. (2010): The global economic crisis as leverage for emerging regional growth paths in China? A comparison of tentative evidence from the three major economic regions. Annual Conference of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK) at the University of Oxford. 12.-13. Juli 2010. Oxford University.

Kroll, H./Schiller, D. (2010): Establishing an Interface between Public Sector Applied Research and the Chinese Enterprise Sector: Preparing for 2020, Technovation, 30, 2, 117-129.

Kroll, H. (2010): Indicator-Based Reporting on the Chinese Innovation System 2010 – The Regional Dimension of Science and Innovation in China (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis Nr. 25). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

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.

Frietsch, R./Kroll, H. (2010): Recent Trends in Innovation Policy in Germany. In: Frietsch, R./Schüller, M. (Eds.): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 73-92.

Kroll, H./Conlé, M./Schüller, M. (2010): China: 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, 241-264.

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.

Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T. (2009): Europe's Regional Research Systems: Current Trends and Structures. Bruxelles: European Commission, DGRTD.

Kroll, H./Mallig, N. (2009): Regional patterns of co-patenting by technological fields, a Europe - US comparison. Science and Innovation Policy, 2009 Atlanta Conference on 2-3 Oct. 2009, pp. 1-11 .

Kroll, H./Tagscherer, U. (2009): Chinese Regional Innovation Systems in Times of Crisis: The Case of Guangdong, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol. 17 (2), 6-13.

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H. (2009): Multi-level governance in regional innovation systems, Ekonomiaz, No. 70, I/2009, 44-59.

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H. (2009): Gobernanza multinivel en los sistemas regionales de innovación, Economiaz, No. 70, I/2009, 132-149.

Koschatzky, K./Baier, E./Kroll, H./Stahlecker, T. (2009): The spatial multidimensionality of sectoral innovation – the case of information and communication technologies (= Working Papers Firms and Region No. R4/2009). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2009): Spillovers and Proximity in Perspective A Network Approach to Improving the Operationalisation of Proximity (=Working Papers Firms and Region No. R2/2009). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Kroll, H. (2009): The Regional Development of Science and Innovation in China – A Brief Review of Current Evidence on Matches and Mismatches – (=Working Papers Firms and Region No. R1/2009). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Jappe-Heinze, A./Baier, E./Kroll, H. (2008): Clusterpolitik: Kriterien für die Evaluation von regionalen Clusterinitiativen (=Working Papers Firms and Region No. 3/2008). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Hrsg.) (2008): Angewandte Forschung an Fachhochschulen im Verbund mit der Wirtschaft (FH3) – Evaluation des BMBF-Förderprogramms 2004-2006. Bonn: BMBF.

Kroll, H. (2009): Demonstrating the instrumentality of motivation oriented approaches for the explanation of academic spin-off formation-an application based on the Chinese case. In: The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal Volume 5, Number 1/March 2009,  pp. 97-116.

Kroll, H./Schiller, D. (2008): Managing the Interface between Public Sector Applied Research and Technological Development in the Chinese Enterprise Sector. Paper Presented at the 32nd R&D Management Conference 2008. Ottawa: Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

Hennemann, S./Kroll, H. (2008): Die Wissensmacht China. In: Geographische Rundschau 60 (5), S. 12-19.

Kroll, H./Liefner I. (2008): Spin-off Enterprises as a Means of Technology Commercialisation in a Transforming Economy: Evidence from Three Universities in China, Technovation, 28, 5, 298-313.

Koschatzky, K./Kroll, H. (2007): Which Side of the Coin? The Regional Governance of Science and Innovation, Regional Studies, 48, 1115-1127.

Liefner, I./Kroll, H. (2007): Universitäre Spin-off-Unternehmen und universitär-industrieller Technologietransfer in China. In: Hof, H. (Ed.) "Innovationsforschung – Ansätze, Methoden, Grenzen und Perspektiven". Münster: Lit-Verlag, 227-243.

Kroll, H. (2006): Entstehung und Entwicklung universitärer Spin-off-Aktivitäten in China. Eine regional vergleichende Analyse. Reihe: Wirtschaftsgeographie. Münster: Lit-Verlag.