Dr. Diana Worms

Diana Worms

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Dr. Diana Worms

Head of the Institute Director's Team, Head of Organizational Development and Quality Management Unit

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

Phone +49 341 231039-165

Fax +49 341 231039-9165

Areas of Expertise

  • Scientific systems system and science management
  • Innovation policy
  • Sustainability management
  • Innovation behavior in SMEs


Professional Development

Dr. Diana Worms has acted as a scientific advisor to institute management since October 2017. In 2010, Dr. Worms received her doctorate in political science from the University of Konstanz, writing her dissertation on the distribution of competences in the European multi-level system. She then went on to hold various positions in science policy and management, her first being as a research assistant and office manager for a member of the German Bundestag. Starting in 2011, she began working as a consultant for research policy with a focus on country relationships in the general administration of the Max Planck Society. In 2014, she moved to the newly created Department of Science Policy at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft headquarters and most recently, held the position of deputy head of the administrative office aligned with the Federal Government's High-Tech Forum, which was tasked with devising recommendations for the implementation and further development of the high-tech strategy. There she was involved in the process of drafting strategic guidelines for future innovation policy and supervised the expert forums »Effectiveness of the Innovation System and Innovative Capacity of SMEs« and »Sustainability Management«.


Talks and Conference Contributions


  • Worms, D. (2017). Aktivitäten der Forschung zur Digitalisierung. IHK Leipzig, 16.10.2017.