Head of Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation
Studied geography and economics at Berlin's Freie Universität and at Hanover University. 1986 Ph.D., 2001 reader in economic geography. Served as assistant at the Department of Economic Geography and of the President of Hanover University. Since 1988 at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. During the same year scientific administration at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. Since 1996 head of the department and since 2008 head of the Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation. Since 2010 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and since 2017 Honorary Research Fellow at the Shanghai Institute for Science of Science.