Dr. Rainer Frietsch

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Deputy Head of the Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation
Coordinator of Business Unit Innovation Indicators

Experience

Business training in wholesale and import/export trade. Studied social science at the University of Mannheim. Ph.D. in economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since October 2000 employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe. Rainer Frietsch is deputy head of the Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation and he is Coordinator of the Business Unit Innovation Indicators. He is visiting professor at the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Work Focus

  • Patent statistics

  • Bibliometrics

  • Economic and social indicators

  • Qualifications and education in the innovation process

  • Technology foresight

  • Methodological foundations of empirical research

Publications

Neuhäusler, P.; Frietsch, R. (2017): Global Innovations – Evidence from Patent Data (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 13-2017). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Schubert, T.; Rothengatter, O. (2017): An Analysis of the Excellence Initiative and its Effects on the Funded Universities (=Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 11-2017). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Schubert, T.; Neuhäusler, P. (2017): Secular Trends in Innovation and Technological Change (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 7-2017). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Helmich, P.; Neuhäusler, P. (2017): Performance and Structures of the German Science System 2016 (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 5-2017). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O.; Frietsch, R. (2017): Patent Applications – Structures, Trends and Recent Developments 2016 (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 4-2017). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Lutz, J.; Neuhäusler, P.; Schubert, T.; Lerch, C.; Bethke, N.; Rothengatter, O. (2016): Der Beitrag der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zum deutschen Innovationssystem. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R.; Helmich, P.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2016): Bibliometrische Studie über die Westbalkanstaaten 2015 - Endbericht. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2016): Societal Grand Challenges from a technological perspective – Methods and identification of classes of the International Patent Classification IPC (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 53). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Gruber, S.; Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P. (2016): Performance and Structures of the German Science System 2015 (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem Nr. 5-2016). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O.; Frietsch, R. (2016): Patent Applications – Structures, Trends and Recent Developments 2015 (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem Nr. 4-2016). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R./Gruber, S./Helmich, P./Neuhäusler, P. (2015): Analysis of Bibliometric Indicators as part of the Pact for Research and Innovation, phases I and II

Frietsch, R.; Schmoch, U.; Rothengatter, O.; Bethke, N. (2015): The structure of the patent attorney service market in the EU Member States. Final report contract number: MARKT/2014/222/B2/SE/LV. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Schnabl, E.; Frietsch, R. (2015): Strukturierung von Innovationsprozessen bei wissensintensiven Dienstleistungen als Ansatz zur Effizienzsteigerung. In: Gotsch, M.; Lerch, C. (Eds.): Messung der Produktivität innovativer und wissensintensiver Dienstleistungen. Abschlussbericht des Projekts »InProWid«. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 83-103.

Iferd, Y.; Frietsch, R. (2015): Determinanten der innovationsinduzierten Dienstleistungsproduktivität. In: Gotsch, M.; Lerch, C. (Eds.): Messung der Produktivität innovativer und wissensintensiver Dienstleistungen. Abschlussbericht des Projekts »InProWid«. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 107-128.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Mellulis, K.-J.; Rothengatter, O.; Conchi, S. (2015): The economic impacts of computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI, Munich: 4iP Council.

Rammer, C.; Frietsch, R. (2015): Global Champions und Hidden Champions: Internationale Konzerne und KMU im Innovationswettbewerb (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 45). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R.; Rammer, C.; Schubert, T. (2015): Heterogeneity of Innovation Systems in Europe and Horizon 2020, Intereconomics 50(1), 9-13.

Frietsch, R; Neuhäusler, P.; Jung, T.; Van Looy, B. (2014): Patent indicators for macroeconomic growth - the value of patents estimated by export volume, Technovation 34(2014), 546-558.

Frietsch, R.; Tagscherer, U. (2014): German-Sino collaboration in science, technology and innovation (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 43). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R. (2014): Green Technologies - Germany's and China's Activities in Renewable Energies. In: Mu, R.; Meckl, R. (eds.): Innovation for Green Growth. Beijing: Science Press, 259-274.

Tagscherer, U.; Frietsch, R. (2014): E-mobility in China: Chance or daydream? (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 40). 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.

Schulze, N.; Michels, C.; Frietsch, R.; Conchi, S. (2013): 3. Indikatorbericht - Bibliometrische Indikatoren für den PFI Monitoring Bericht 2014. Hintergrundbericht für das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). Berlin, Karlsruhe, Bielefeld: Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung (iFQ), Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI und Universität Bielefeld, Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (IWT).

Michels, C.; Fu, J.; Neuhäusler, P.; Frietsch, R.(2013): Performance and Structures of the German Science System 2012 (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 6-2013). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2013): Strategische Forschung. Eine Analyse zu den operativen Schwerpunkten der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (Schriftenreihe der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung - Forschung No. 70). Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2013): SME Patenting – An Empirical Analysis in Nine Countries (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 36). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2013): Which road to take? Filing routes to the European Patent Office, World Patent Information 35(1), 8-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wpi.2012.09.011 .

Neuhäusler, P.; Frietsch, R. (2012): Patent families as macro level patent value indicators: applying weights to account for market differences, Scientometrics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-012-0870-y .

Frietsch, R.; Schubert, T. (2012): Public research in Germany: Continuity and change. In: Fraunhofer ISI (Ed.): Innovation system revisited - Experiences from 40 years of Fraunhofer ISI research. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 65-84.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2012): Patent trends. In: Jolly, A. (Ed.): The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management. Developing, Managing and Protecting your Company's Intellectual Property, 3rd edition. London, Philadelphia, New Delhi: Kogan Page, 30-38.

Frietsch, R.; Neuhäusler, P.; Rothengatter, O. (2012): Patent Applications - Structures, Trends and Recent Developments (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 8-2012). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R. (2011): Qualifikation und Innovation. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Neuhäusler, P.; Frietsch, R.; Schubert, T.; Blind, K. (2011): Patents and the financial performance of firms – An analysis based on stock market data (= Fraunhofer ISI Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 28). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R.; Koschatzky, K.; Weertman, N. (2010): Strategische Forschung 2010 - Studie zur Struktur und Dynamik der Wissenschaftsregion Baden-Württemberg (Schriftenreihe der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung Forschung No. 49). Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Frietsch, R.; Schüller, M. (Eds.) (2010): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

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.

Frietsch, R.; Schüller, M. (2010): Asia's Catching-up: Scientific and Technologcal Competitiveness. In: Frietsch, R.; Schüller, M. (Eds.): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 119-142.

Frietsch, R.; Haller, I.; Funken-Vrohlings, M.; Grupp, H. (2009): Gender-specific patterns in patenting and publishing. In: Research Policy, 38 (4), pp. 590-599.

Frietsch, R.; Jung, T. (2009): Transnational Patents – Structures, Trends and Recent Developments (= Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem No. 7-2009). Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).

Frietsch, R.; Hinze, S.; Tang, L. (2008): Bibliometric data study: Assessing the current ranking of the People's Republic of China in a set of research fields (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis, No. 15). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Dinges, M.; Berger, M.; Frietsch, R.; Kaloudis, A. (2007): Monitoring sector specialisation of public and private funded business research and development. In: Science and Public Policy, 34(6), 431-443.

Frietsch, R.; Schmoch, U. (2007): Transnational Patent Applications – Accounting for Worldwide Technology Flows in the 21st Century, Presentation at the Conference on Patent Statistics for Policy Decision Making, 2-3 October 2007, Venice.

Frietsch, R.; Wang, J. (2007): Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Activities in China: Evidence from Patents and Publications. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Frietsch, R. (2006): Micro data for macro effects In: Hingley, P.; Nicolas, M. (eds.): Forecasting Innovations. Methods for Predicting Numbers of Patent Filings. Berlin: Springer.

Frietsch, R.; Gehrke, B. (2006): Education Structures and Highly Skilled Employment in Europe – A Comparison In: Schmoch, U.; Rammer, C.; Legler, H. (eds.): National Systems of Innovation in Comparison. Structure and Performance Indicators for Knowledge Societies. Dordrecht: Springer, 187-204.

Frietsch, R.; Grupp, H. (2006): There's a new man in town: the paradigm shift in optical technology. In: Technovation, 26(1), 13-29.

Frietsch, R.; Schmoch, U. (2006): Technological Structures and Performance Reflected by Patent Indicators In: Schmoch, U.; Rammer, C.; Legler, H. (eds.): National Systems of Innovation in Comparison. Structure and Performance Indicators for Knowledge Societies. Dordrecht: Springer.

Schmoch, U.; Laville, F.; Patel, P.; Frietsch, R. (2003): Linking Technology Areas to Industrial Sectors, Final Report to the European Commission, DG Research. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.