Dr. Rainer Frietsch

Deputy Head of the Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation Coordinator of Business Unit Innovation Indicators

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. Rainer Frietsch is deputy head of the Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation and he is Coordinator of the Business Unit Innovation Indicators. 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. In 2011 (reappointment in 2017) he was appointed as a member of the German Expert Group of the Sino-German Platform for Innovation by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 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).