Anna Pohle

Anna Pohle

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Anna Pohle

Head of Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit

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

Phone +49 341 231039-134

Fax +49 341 231039-9134

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking Principle
  • Interest focus - Industry 4.0 


Professional Development

Since November 2015, Anna Pohle has worked at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig as a research fellow, receiving support from the Fraunhofer TALENTAstart program. Ms. Pohle was also previously employed at the Leipzig institute in the capacity of research assistant. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the topic "Success Factors and the Economic Importance of Standards and Norms within the Framework of Industry 4.0" and in 2015 completed her master's degree in Business Administration at the Martin-Luther University Halle (Saale) (MLU). Throughout the course of her studies, Ms. Pohle has focused on the topics of (social) innovation and entrepreneurship, and has dedicated herself to undertaking projects using the Design Thinking Principle. As an assistant researcher at the Chair of Statistics at the MLU Halle, Ms. Pohle provided support to a third-party project on the topic of poverty participation in Saxony-Anhalt.

Since July 2021, Anna Pohle is Head of the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit.



YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2021Ausgründungen aus der außeruniversitären Forschung: Gründungsdynamik und Erfolgsbedingungen im Ost-West-Vergleich
Kahl, Julian; Dornbusch, Friedrich; Pohle, Anna; Trela, Karl; Weiße, Marlen; Druffel, Christina (Mitarb.)
2021How to Find New Industry Partners for Public Research: A Classification Approach
Trela, Karl; Campbell, Yuri; Dornbusch, Friedrich; Pohle, Anna
Journal Article
2020Relevanz der Normung und Standardisierung für den Wissens- und Technologietransfer. Kurzstudie
Herrmann, Philipp; Blind, Knut; Abdelkafi, Nizar; Gruber, Sonia; Hoffmann, Walburga; Neuhäusler, Peter; Pohle, Anna; Stein, Lisa Theresa; Weiße, Marlen
2018The impact of international management standards on academic research
Pohle, Anna; Blind, Knut; Neustroev, Dmitry
Journal Article
2018Managing the Fuzzy Front End in Research Organizations
Pohle, Anna; Fischer, Luise
Conference Paper
2016Die Bedeutung der Fraunhofer Gesellschaft für den deutschen Mittelstand : eine Bestandsaufnahme und Empfehlungen zur Intensivierung der Zusammenarbeit
Dornbusch, Friedrich; Lehmann, Harald; Pohle, Anna; Radic, Marija; Knorr, Hannes; Liebig, Marcel; Neustroev, Dmitry; Schellbach, Sebastian; Ziessnitz, Mark
2016To standardise or to patent? Development of a decision making tool and recommendations for young companies
Abdelkafi, N.; Makhotin, S.; Thuns, M.; Pohle, A.; Blind, K.
Journal Article
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.

Further Conference Contributions


  • Dornbusch, F.; Pohle, A. (2018). Selecting the right commercialization channel in public research organizations: Development of a decision tree. University Industry Interaction Conference 2018 London.