Head of the Competence Center Innovation and Knowledge Economy
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. From 2008 till June 2019, Rainer Frietsch was Deputy Head of the Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation and Coordinator of the Business Unit Innovation Indicators. Since July 2019 he is Head of the Competence Center Innovation and Knowledge Economy. Since 2008 Rainer Frietsch is Visiting Professor at the Institutes of Science and Development (CASISD; formerly known as Institute of Policy and Management) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Since 2017 Rainer Frietsch is visiting researcher at the Beijing Research Center for Science of Science (BRCSS) of the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (BJAST).