Dr. Rubina Zern

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI


Rubina Zern studied Modern and Contemporary History/History of Technology and Sociology at the University of Karlsruhe. In 2013, she obtained her doctorate from the Chair of Modern History at the University of Würzburg. She was a member of staff and coordinator of the field of Public Science at ZAK, KIT. Subsequently, she was responsible for coordinating a third party funded project at Heidelberg University.

She dealt primarily with technically driven societal change processes and standard-based stereotyping.

Work focus

  • Knowledge management

  • Strategic roadmapping

  • Societal change processes

  • History of technology


  • Scenario-based roadmapping as part of the LOEWE research program of the Federal State of Hessen, focus Safer Materials, University of Kassel

  • Effectivity and efficiency of product development for a global company

  • New technologies and trends: Scenario based roadmapping for a global auditing company