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Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures of the chair of innovation economics for the summer semester will take place as online lectures

For more information please refer to the respective course website.

All the best and stay safe! 


Dear Students, 

welcome to the teaching pages of the Chair of Innovation Economics.

Our courses focus on the tension field between the theoretical models of innovation economics and their empirical application, alternating between prospects of economics and business studies. In addition, patents and standards are presented as strategic tools within economy and society. Our teaching program is complemented by regular guest lectures held by representatives from industry, academia and government as well as teaching collaborations with industry partners.

In the boxes below you can find all the courses of our chair at a glance. On the sidebar you can reach each course individually.

Structure of courses offered

Basically, our chair offers ten courses from various fields. The curriculum is modularized and consists of the following courses:

More information on the course Strategische Normung can be found here [1].

Courses offered
3833 L 9216
Digital Innovation
Prof. Blind [2] / Mr. Böhmecke-Schwafert [3]
summer term*
L 270
Innovation Economics
Prof. Blind [4]/ Ms. Rochell [5]
winter term
0832 L 275
Innovation Policy
Prof. Blind [6] / Ms. Rochell [7]
summer term
0832 L 293
Sustainable Innovation
Prof. Blind [8] / Dr. Quitzow /
[9]Mr. Böhmecke-Schwafert [10]
winter term
0832 L 276
IP Management
Prof. Blind [11] / Mr. Scheifele
winter term
0832 L 274
Strategic Standardization
Prof. Blind [12] / Scheifele [13]
summer term
0832 L 295
Quality Infrastructure Management
Prof. Blind [14] / Ms. Koch [15] / Ms. Mirtsch [16]
winter term
0832 L 283
Seminar: Open Source und IP in der digitalen Gesellschaft
Mirko Böhm
winter & summer term*
0832 L 272
Strategische Normung
Mr. Behrens [17]
winter & summer term*
0832 L 285
Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Ms. Rochell [18] / Mr. Pohlisch /Mr. [19]Böhmecke-Schwafert [20]
summer term

* The module must be completed in one semester.

How to approach us:

Lupe [21]


The curriculum of the Chair of "Innovation Economics" is particularly aimed at students of industrial engineering, economics and business administration, but it is also open to students from other programs. Students from other disciplines will be asked to clarify the eligibility of our courses in advance with the staff of our chair or the appropriate academic program counselor.

Interesting Informations about teaching and research at the Chair

Here you can find some interesting links about the teaching and research at the Chair of Innovation Economics:

  • Mirko Böhm is holding a lecture in "Tagesschau, 13.06.2017, 12 o'clock" [22]
  • IEEE Standards University Presents:

    A 6-part video series that explores key themes from the book Open Standards & the Digital Age [23] by Andrew L. Russell. These videos focus on the role that standards have played in shaping the Internet and how technical standards support innovation.

  • Innovation study: Why start-ups need special neighbors (in German)

  • Angela Merkel: Courses held in Englisch reduce the barrier of international students to come to Germany - Interview with Anne-Marie Großmann of the FG Innovation Economics

    Chanellor Angela Merkel answers the questions of Anne-Marie Großmann regarding the education and research environment in Germany in her Podcast [25].

  • Insights on innovation & standards [26] - Video from the CEN and CENELEC conference 2014

  • "Internationale Normen erleichtern Zugang zu transatlantischen Märkten", [27]Prof. Blind in a interview by TUintern (2014/07), in german.

  • TU Berlin is ranked on the 3. place in the CHE-Ranking BWL 2014 [29]within the category research

  • Prof. Knut Blind from the Department of Innovation Economics at number 63 of the FAZ economists rankings [31] 2013

  • Our Homepage was awared as "Prof-Homepage of the month" (September 2013) by the editorial department of WISU - DAS WIRTSCHAFTSSTUDIUM

  • Article about the start-up "IPlytics" founded by Dr. Tim Pohlmann from the chair of Innovation Economics (German)

  • Experience [35] report of a student on the course "Strategic Standardization [36]" (German)

  • Results of the Handelsblatt-Ranking Business Administration 2012: Prof. Knut Blind is the best professor of all universities in Berlin [38] and the TU Berlin is listed under the Top-25 faculties in management science

  • Financial Times Germany: Interview with our research assistant Theresa Veer about her industry-funded PhD at our Chair (German)

  • IEEE article about the teaching in the field of standardization at our Chair

  • IEC-IEEE Challenge 2012: Our research assistant Dr. Axel Mangelsdorf was awarded second place

  • TU Berlin is ranked on the 2 [43]. place in the CHE-Ranking BWL 2014 within the category research [44]


We thank you for your interest in our program.

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