Areas of Expertise
- Knowledge and technology transfer
- Innovation and technology policy
- Knowledge-based regional development
Dr. Friedrich Dornbusch joined the Fraunhofer IMW in November 2014 and has been head of the Regional Transformation and Innovation Policy Division since May 2021. Previously, he was head of the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit at Fraunhofer IMW. Until October 2014, he was a research associate and doctoral student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. Friedrich studied Economic Geography and Economics at Hanover University. In his doctoral thesis on »Determinants of Academics' Engagement in the Region and in University-Industry Interactions - New evidence based on survey and patent data«, he examined the determinants of the collaboration between researchers and companies, and their quantitative measurability. He contributes extensive project experience in the areas of knowledge and technology transfer, the development of the respective patent statistical and bibliometric indicators and the evaluation of policy funding programs. Since January 2015, Friedrich is also research fellow in the field of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin.
Seminar »National innovation system theory and empirical data«