Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmoch

Project Manager


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmoch holds a doctoral degree in social and political sciences (University of Hannover), a diploma of mechanical engineering (University of Hannover) with modules at the University of Grenoble, France, and a state doctorate in sociology of science and technology (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT). He works at Fraunhofer ISI since 1986 and performed and co-ordinated about 200 projects in the areas of innovation indicators, patent analysis, bibliometrics, systems of innovation, technology transfer, science management, innovation in threshold countries, innovations in the service sector and science-based technologies. 1991-2002 he was Deputy Head, 2002-2004 Head of the Department Technology Assessment and Innovation Strategies. Between February 2012 and September 2014 he teached as stand-in professor in science management at the German University of Public Administration in Speyer, Germany. He works as researcher at Fraunhofer ISI again since autumn 2014.

    • Industrial property rights
    • Bibliometrics 
    • Research and technology indicators
    • Technology foresight
    • Innovation models
    • Science studies
    • National innovation systems
    • Knowledge and technology transfer
    • Science management
    • Lecture at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
      Sociological theory: Social structures of science - SS 2011
    • Lecture "Measuring Innovation" at the University Stellenbosch, South Africa (SW 2012)
    • Head of the program "Science management" at the University Speyer; there lectures "Science systems", "Innovation and Transfer", "Internationalisation" and "Theory-Practice-Transfer briefly transfer module" between April 2012 and September 2014
    • Since 1998 Section "Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
    • Advisory Board of the Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris
    • 2000 Scientific Expert Group of the European Commission, "Mapping of S&T Excellence in Europe"
    • 2005-2010 Advisory Committee Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe
    • 2007-2008 Indicator Reference Group National Advisory Council on Innovation (Pretoria, Südafrika)
    • 2012-2013 Advisory Committee Elsevier Bibliometric Reserarch Program (EBRP) 
  • Monographs

    • Achleitner, A.-K.; Allmendinger, J.; Grupp, H.; Harhoff, D.; Luther, J.; Soete, L.; Llerena, P.; Schmoch, U.; Stenke, G.; Meurer, P.; Ulbricht, L. (2009): Gutachten zu Forschung, Innovation und Technologischer Leistungsfähigkeit. EFI-Gutachten 2009. Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).
    • Schmoch, U. (2003): Hochschulforschung und Industrieforschung. Perspektiven der Interaktion. Frankfurt, New York: Campus Verlag.

    Books (edited)

    • Schmoch, U.; Rammer, C.; Legler, H. (2006): National Systems of Innovation in Comparison. Structure and Performance Indicators for Knowledge Societies. Dordrecht: Springer.
    • Glänzel, W.; Moed, H.; Schmoch, U. (Eds.) (2004): Handbook of Quantitative Science and Technology Research. The Use of Publication and Patent Statistics in Studies on R&D Systems, Dordrecht, Norwell, New York, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Contributions to Journals

    • Schmoch, U.; Gauch, S. (2009): Service marks as indicators for innovation in knowledge-based services. In: Research Evaluation 18 (4), pp. 323-335.
    • Schmoch, U.; Schubert, T. (2009): Appropriateness of Bibliometrics for Assessing Scientific Performance. In: Research Evaluation 36, pp. 753-762.
    • Schmoch, U. (2007): Double-boom cycles and the comeback of science-push and market-pull. In: Research Policy 36 (7), pp. 1000-1015.
    • Blind, K.; Edler, J.; Frietsch, R.; Schmoch, U. (2006): Motives to patent: Empirical evidence from Germany. In: Research Policy 35, pp. 655-672.

    Contributions to Books

    • Schmoch, U. (2014): The Informative Value of International University Rankings – Some Methodological Remarks. In: Welpe, I.M.; Wollersheim, J.; Ringelhan, S.; Osterloh, M. (Eds.): Incentives and Performance. Governance of Research Organization. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer.
    • Schmoch, U. (2011): Germany: The role of universities in the learning economy. In: Göransson, B.; Brundenius, C. (Eds.): Universities in Transition. The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions. New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London: Springer, pp. 261-282.