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.