Urban Kaiser

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Urban Kaiser

Head of Innovation Acceptance Unit

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

Phone +49 341 231039-150

Fax +49 341 231039-9150

Areas of expertise

  • Accompanying urban transformation processes
  • Analyzing governance networks
  • Adapting innovative solutions to new application contexts

Professional development

Urban Kaiser has served as Head of the Innovation Acceptance Unit at Fraunhofer IMW since 2019. His research activities involve the interdependencies of technical and social developments in an international context. His focus is on encouraging acceptance of innovative solutions in the field of sustainable urban development. Before joining the Fraunhofer IMW team in 2008, he worked for a market research company in Germany for three years, developing substantial expertise in the field of qualitative and quantitative methods of social science research. Urban studied political science and economics in Mainz and Riga (Latvia) and is currently carrying out his PhD at the Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy of the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich (HfP).


Year  Title/Author      Document type 
2019 Chancen und Herausforderungen von Kooperationen zwischen Forschungseinrichtungen und bürgerwissenschaftlichen Initiativen am Beispiel des Forschungsprojekts »CitizenSensor«
VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik Nürnberg
conference contribution
2018 Innovations in the Circular Economy – Chances and Challenges for historic buildings. Symposium »Bauwirtschaft in Dänemark«
Deutsch-Dänische Handelskammer Kopenhagen
Kaiser, U.
conference contribution
2016 Energy Efficiency in European historic urban districts - a practical guidance
Rodriguez-Maribona, Isabel; Grün, Gunnar; Kaiser, Urban
2014 Built Cultural Heritage in times of climate change
Leissner, J.; Kaiser, U.; Kilian, R. 
2013 Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Ungarn
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
executive paper
2013 EFFESUS - Energy efficiency for EU historic districts sustainability.
Rettberg, B.; Bürger, R.; Egusquiza, A.; Gandini, A.; Lück, K.; Rodriguez-Maribona, I.; Schindler, C.; Schumacher, P.
conference contribution
2012 Chances and Challenges of Rural-Urban Energy cooperations – First results from an explorative study in Germany
Conference Rural-Urban energy cooperations for energy efficient and ecological housing.
Kaiser, U.
conference contribution
2010 Legal and Market Conditions for Investigation, Remediation and Revitalization of degraded areas in Central and Eastern Europe – Case Studies of Poland and Romania.
Lajter, W.; Cylwik,E.
conference contribution