Valentin Knitsch

Valentin Knitsch

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Valentin Knitsch

Research Fellow, Unit Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes

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

Phone +49 341 231039-166

Fax +49 341 231039-9166

Areas of expertise

  • Science Studies, with focus on issues of transfer, disciplinarity and scientific theory
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Foresight and participative scenario processes



Valentin Knitsch studied philosophy, political science and sociology in Dresden and Leipzig. In his scientific work, he dealt with the problems of current multidisciplinary research debates. In doing so, he examined the possibilities and limitations of complex research networks, -perspectives and -structures. His other research interests include the importance and impact of the use of modern technologies for research processes, as well as the description and evaluation of the associated changes in science. Furthermore Mr. Knitsch is skilled in conducting scenario-, visioning and knowledge transfer processes. He has already worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig and was involved in the projects Agent-3D (future of additive manufacturing) and Zukunftsvorausschau Raumfahrt 2040 (future scenarios in space flight). In his current project EXPRESS, Mr. Knitsch is taking care of a reciprocal knowledge transfer between agriculture and science. For his PhD at Humbold-Universität zu Berlin and Fraunhofer IMW, Mr. Knitsch examines knowledge transfer in joint and accompanying research from a sociological perspective.


Current Projects



YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2021Digitale Affinität und Einsatz von digitalen Technologien im Wein- und Obstbau in Mitteldeutschland
Knitsch, Valentin; Welz, Juliane
2021EXPerimentierfeld zur datengetRiebenen VErnetzung und DigitaliSierung in der LandwirtSchaft (EXPRESS)
Römer, Ingolf; Schieck, Martin; Mollenhauer, Hannes; Graß, Rikard; Krug, Silvia; Welz, Juliane; Knitsch, Valentin
Conference Paper
20202030 Datenbasierte Wertschöpfung in Deutschland. Drei Zukunftsszenarien
Döbel, Inga; Knitsch, Valentin; Riemer, Annamaria; Kallert, Till (Mitarb.); Dühr, Nick Carlo (Mitarb.)
2020Ein visionäres Zielbild für Obst- und Weinbau: Vision 2024
Welz, Juliane; Knitsch, Valentin; Riemer, Annamaria
2019Drei Zukunftsszenarien. Additive Fertigung im Jahr 2025 in Deutschland
Riemer, Annamaria; Döbel, Inga; Welz, Juliane; Knitsch, Valentin; Bergmann, André; Giebitz, Danny; Schüll, Elmar
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.

Presentations and Conference Contributions