Policy for Innovation and Transformation

The Business Unit is coordinated by Dr. Stephanie Daimer.

Projects of the Business Unit Policy for Innovation and Transformation

Research and innovation are increasingly called upon to address social challenges such as the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The business unit "Policy for innovation and transformation" deals with specific governance mechanisms, policy instruments and policy mixes of research, technology and innovation policies that are committed to sustainability, resilience and societal well-being, and their interactions with other policy fields. Special emphasis is placed on generating the knowledge needed to develop effective policies that contribute to successful transformation processes and complex system transformations.


  • Analysis (and design) of policies for research, technology, innovation and transformation
  • (Transformative) governance for research, technology and innovation
  • Supporting system transformations and systemic resilience
  • Effects of transformation on political systems and policy capacities