Bachelor's/Master's Thesis on: Impacts of platforms on innovation

Contact: Knut Blind.

Platforms themselves are important technological and organizational innovations. However, they have also significant implications on various types of innovations including innovation systems. Consequently, various challenges for innovation management and innovation policy arises.

5G as the next generation of a cellular…

Drivers and impacts of Open Source

We are looking for theses which investigate drivers for open source software, e.g. hosted at GitHub, and open source hardware. There are large databases of commits contributed to GitHub, which can be connected to further information about their contributors. This information can be complemented by country or company information to analyze their…

Exploring the Adoption of the International Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is a worldwide applied standard that, since 2011, aims to support companies and organizations in establishing systematic energy management. It also demonstrates that an energy management system complies with the standard through certification. In the frame of the master thesis, we offer to investigate a dataset based on web-mined data on…

Geography of Innovation: The Impact of Infrastructure

Large infrastructure investment programs are often promoted as growth engines for regional development. This Master thesis will emprically investigate the economic effects of newly built highways on regional economic activity using the extensive infrastructure program “German Unification” as a natural experiment.

Contact: Charlotte Rochell


Identification of breakthrough innovation

Contact: Prof. K. Blind

Recently, Germany has established an agency for the support of breakthrough innovations (Sprunginnovationen).

We are looking for Master thesis about approaches to identify such breakthrough innovations, but also analyzing and comparing policies and…

Interaction between standardization and environmental policy

Contact: Knut Blind.

Regulation has been the traditional instrument of policy makers to protect the environment. However, the so called New Approach (Link hinterlegen organizes the interplay between governmental regulations and standards within the European Union.  Therefore, standardization is an important activity to…

Master's Thesis on Quality Infrastructure

Contact: Knut Blind.

In cooperation with the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (DAkkS) the chair is offering Master's Thesis' in the topic area of quality infrastructure (e.g. certification and accreditation). Own ideas are also very welcome.

Open source software (OSS) & Standardization

Contact: Knut Blind.

In the context of current advances in technology, open source software (OSS) implementation is, in addition to standards, also driving innovation, and is becoming increasingly widespread, in particular in the area of ICT standards. The European Commission considers the integration between open source projects and standards…

Regional Innovation Policy: Berlin as an innovative location

This thesis can use data from the Berlin Innovation Panel (BIP) to study the apsects of the regional cluster of Berlin.

Contact: Knut Blind or Charlotte Rochell

Regulatory Sandboxes

Contact: Knut Blind.

The increasing speed of science and technology is challenging the existing regulatory frameworks and increases the likelihood that regulations are obstacles to innovation. Therefore, the European Commission offers Innovation Deals as voluntary cooperation agreements between the EU, innovators, and national, regional and local…