Liina Tonisson

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Dr. Liina Tonisson

Research Fellow, Division Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-116

Fax +49 341 231039-9116

Senior researcher at Fraunhofer IMW in the Competitive Intelligence team. In 2011 September she joined Fraunhofer after working with Intellectual Property related Venture Capital and Private Equity funds. She studied economics and business administration in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and holds a master degree in science from University of Leipzig and Hiroshima University. In November 2016 she submitted her PhD thesis on Information Systems Management for University of Leipzig. She has seven years of innovation management experience; dealing with asset (data) based analysis for impact analysis, technology road-mapping, innovation market structuring, ontology engineering. Her specialization is creating taxonomies of innovation market players (based on functional characteristics) and structuring pools of IPR-related data.


Tonisson, Liina; Millien, Raymond and Lutz Maicher. Shortcomings on the Market for Intellectual Property. Working Paper 1/2016. Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy. Leipzig, 2016. Link

Tonisson, Liina and Lutz Maicher (2015). Clean Technology Industry: Relevance of Patents and Related Service Providers. In: Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 263-286. Link

Dr. Lutz Maicher, Head and Liina Tonisson, Researcher, Innovative Transfer Systems Fraunhofer MOEZ, Leipzig, Germany (2014): How to find the right IP expert for you? Link

Prilop, M.,Tonisson, L., Maicher, L. (2013): Designing Analytical Approaches for Interactive Competitive Intelligence IN: International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET) Volume 4, Issue 2. 12 pages. Link

Bartsch, F.; Prilop, M.; Tonisson, L.; Maicher, L.: How e-humanities help to save the world – the case   of the IP industry base. Presentation at the 2012 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar. Link

Prilop, M.; Tonisson, L.; Maicher, L.: Service profiling - a method for data-driven competitive intelligence in service industries. In: Meyer, K.; Abdelkafi, N. (Eds.): Smart Services and Service Science - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Services Science, Leipzig (Germany), September 25, 2012, Leipziger Beiträge zur Informatik, Band 36, LIV/InfAI, Leipzig. ISBN: 978-3-941608-23-8. Link to Conference and Link to Paper.

Bader, M., Gassmann,O., Jha, P., Liegler, F., Maicher, L., Posselt, T., Preissler, S., Ruether, F.,Tonisson, L., Wabra, S. (2012): Creating an organised IP rights market. Intellectual Asset Management July/August 2012. Link

Tonisson, L., Maicher, L. (2012): Patents, their importance and valuation methods. Fraunhofer MOEZ Working Paper, issue 1/2012. Link

Ding, FeiKinh, Bui DucTonisson, LiinaMao, LiminOhya, Shohei (2012): Green Energy development and technology transfer in China and India. Journal of International Development and Cooperation. Vol. 19, No.2.pp.13-24. Link