Henrik Beermann

Henrik Beermann

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Henrik Beermann

Research Fellow, Innovation Acceptance Unit

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

Phone +49-341-231039-145

Fax +49-341-231039-9145

Professional development and areas of expertise

As part of the Innovation Acceptance Unit, Henrik Beermann initiates and manages international knowledge transfer projects, mostly related to natural resource management and sustainable urbanism. He is passionate about the dynamic interplay between knowledge and local contexts. Henrik is driven by the question of how social systems make sense of and act upon new knowledge that can potentially address local challenges. He integrates bottom-up and top-down perspectives to design people-centric, scalable solutions. Henrik has actively worked on research projects, the design of policy strategies, curricula, toolkits, training programs, and coaching processes on a global scale.

Before joining the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Henrik worked for an international business school where he contributed to research on the intersection of sustainable development and entrepreneurship promotion. Prior to that, he started his career by working for an international NGO in Southeast Asia.

With a goal to blend theoretical expertise with hands-on experience, Henrik joined Fraunhofer IMW in 2015. He is a pragmatic, creative global citizen who proactively works to transcend the boundaries of normalized knowledge systems, seeking progressive and inclusive solutions for today’s greatest challenges.  

He holds an International Joint Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, with an M.Sc. from Leipzig and Venice University, and he has studied in both Leipzig and Stellenbosch (South Africa). He is a German citizen.

Publications

Year  Title/Author      Document type
2018 Sustainable Regional Development: The case of Chiang Mai.
Beermann, H.
conference contribution
2018 Sustainable Value Modelling for Circular Business Thinking
Beermann, H.
conference contribution
2017 Introduction to the FAOs Bioenergy and Food Security Rapid Appraisal (BEFS RA)
Beermann, H.
conference contribution
2017 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Beermann, H.
conference contribution
2015 Value chain thinking and energy projects. A problem-centred value chain approach to energy based upgrading of rice farmers in the Philippines
Beermann, H., Dornberger, U., Sebitosi, B., Groh, S. & Van der Straeten, J.
book article
2012 Lebensweg eines Handys
Franze, J., Beermann, H.
journal article 
2012 Die Reise der Jeans
Franze, J., Beermann, H
journal article 

Publications

Beermann, H., Dornberger, U., Sebitosi, B., Groh, S. & Van der Straeten, J. (2015): Energy projects and value chain thinking. A problem-centred value chain approach to energy based upgrading of rice farmers in the Philippines. In: Groh S., Straeten J., Edlefsen Lasch B., Gershenson D., Leal Filho W. & Kammen D.M. (eds.) Decentralized Solutions for Developing Economies – Addressing Energy Poverty Through Innovation. Springer Proceedings in Energy, XXIV. 

Franze, J., Beermann, H. (2012): Lebensweg eines Handys, in: enorm –Wirtschaft für den Menschen, Ausgabe 3/2012, S. 50 ff.

Franze, J., Beermann, H. (2012): Die Reise der Jeans, in: enorm – Wirtschaft für den Menschen, Ausgabe 2/2012, S.48 ff.

Beermann, H., Holzhausen, G. & Chrometzka, T. (2015). Sustainable Bioenergy. Strategy for developing a sustainable bioenergy project in Thailand. GIZ. Unpublished paper. 

Beermann, H., Holzhausen, G. & Chrometzka, T. (2015). Action Diary. Record of activities undertaken to facilitate the development of a community-based biomass gasification project in Thailand. GIZ. Unpublished paper.  

Beermann, Henrik (2018). Sustainable Regional Development: The case of Chiang Mai. Held at: Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapor), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia), Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Philippines); Februar 2018.

Beermann, Henrik (2018). Sustainable Value Modelling for Circular Business Thinking. Held at: Project conference: care4waste; Universidad Federico Henríquez y Carvajal; 05.06.2018.

Beermann, Henrik (2017). Introduction to the FAOs Bioenergy and Food Security Rapid Appraisal (BEFS RA). Held at: Training of Trainers: Technical Cooperation; University of Technology Kingston, Jamaika; 17.10.2017.

Beermann, Henrik (2017). Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Held at: Training of Trainers: Technical Cooperation; University of Technology Kingston, Jamaika; 19.10.2017.