Innovationsökonomie

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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

Empirical analysis of compliance with the trade rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

With increasing geopolitical uncertainties and changing policy patterns, the occurrence of trade conflicts must be expected to increase. For Germany and the EU, this means that trade relations with other countries must increasingly be assessed according to the probability of trade conflicts with these countries. Based on the data and statistics of...

Technological sovereignty, strategic autonomy and further related concepts: Investigating the links to innovation

Following various changes in the global geopolitical landscape, there is an increasing call for securing technological, but also digital sovereignty. Edler et al. (2020) define technology sovereignty as "the ability of a state or a federation of states to provide the technologies it deems critical for its welfare, competitiveness, and ability to...

Research on innovation-based start-ups

Start-ups are an important driver in successful innovation systems. We are looking for new approaches and data sources in getting access to statistical analyses of start-ups at the regional, national and global level. Furthermore, new technological trends, like Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain, are also driven by start-ups. Therefore,...

How peer communities advance sustainable innovations

How peer communities advance sustainable innovations

Innovation studies have traditionally focused on firm activities. However, enabled by digital technologies, peer collaboration has become an essential element of innovation landscapes and may play a crucial role in sustainability transitions. In contrast to the classical innovator, peer...

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...

Identification of breakthrough innovation

Contact: Prof. K. Blind

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

https://www.bmbf.de/de/agentur-fuer-sprunginnovationen-9677.html

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

Regulatory Sandboxes

Contact: Knut BlindProf. Dr. rer. pol.

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,...

The Role of Regulations for Business Modell Innovation

Contact: Knut Blind.

Business Modell Innovation have been gained increasing attraction both by academics and practitioners in industry. Since this type of so comprehensive covering both value creation and value appropriation, they are confronted with several dimensions of the regulatory framework conditions. Popular examples are Uber and Airbnb...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Standardization

Contact: Knut Blind.

We are looking for Master students interested in investigating the relationship between AI and standardization. On the one hand, we are in particular interested in the implications of AI on future topics in standardization. On the other hand, AI might also have implications on standardization processes and the governance of...