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Prof. Dr. rer.pol. Knut Blind


Technische Universität Berlin
Chair of Innovation Economics
Secr. MAR 2 - 5
Room: MAR 2.005
Marchstraße 23
D-10587 Berlin

Consulting times: by prior agreement

Academic Career

  • Founding Member of the Robert K. Merton Center for Science Studies (March 2019)
  • Since September 2015 senior fellow at the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)
  • Since March 2013 member of the faculty of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science
  • In 2010, Prof. Dr. Knut Blind changed to the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).
  • Between 2009 and 2018 Visiting Professor at College of Europe
  • Between 2008 and 2016 he held the Endowed Chair in Standardisation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he was responsible for standardisation research.
  • Since April 2006 Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin in the Faculty of Economics and Management.
  • In 2003 habilitation thesis in the faculty of economics at Kassel University.
  • Between 1996 and 2010 Senior Researcher and Head of Deparment at Fraunhofer Institute forInnovation Research (ISI)
  • In 1995 he obtained his doctoral degree, Dr. rer. pol. and was awarded the F. A. v. Hayek Prize of the Economic Faculty of the University of Freiburg.
  • Between 1992 an 1995 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Public Finances of the University of Freiburg and lecturer at the Berufsakademie and Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie.
  • Diploma in economics awarded by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Freiburg in 1992.
  • Studies of economics, political science and psychology at the University of Freiburg; one year studies at Brock University (Canada) completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990.

Field of Study and Activity

  • Innovation incl. service, public and social innovation
  • Regulation
  • Standardisation
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Technical change
  • Technology foresight (Delphi method, scenario analysis)
  • Science, innovation and technology indicators

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Prof. Dr. Knut Blind
+49 (0)30 314 76638
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