Henrik Beermann

Henrik Beermann

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Henrik Beermann

Deputy Head of Innovation Acceptance Unit

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Martin-Luther-Ring 13
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49-341-231039-145

Fax +49-341-231039-9145

Professional development

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). 


Current projects


Publication Type
2020 Value Networks as the Foundation for Digital Business Models - Use Cases from Germany and China
Falk, Svenja; An, Lin; Anderl, Reiner; Beermann, Henrik; Gao, Zihe; Li, Junhai; Preissler, Steffen; Shi-Kupfer, Kristin
2020 Heritage Management Thailand. Report
Richter, Christine; Busse von Colbe, Jakob; Beermann, Henrik; Kaiser, Urban
2015 Value chain thinking and energy projects. A problem-centred value chain approach to energy based upgrading of rice farmers in the Philippines
Beermann, Henrik; Dornberger, Utz; Sebitosi, Ben; Groh, Sebastian; Straeten, Jonas van der
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
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Further Presentations and Conference Contributions


  • Beermann, H. (2018). Sustainable Regional Development: The case of Chiang Mai. Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapor), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia), Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Philippines); February 2018.
  • Beermann, H. (2018). Sustainable Value Modelling for Circular Business Thinking. Project conference: care4waste. Universidad Federico Henríquez y Carvajal. 5.6.2018.


  • Beermann, H. (2017). Introduction to the FAOs Bioenergy and Food Security Rapid Appraisal (BEFS RA). Training of Trainers: Technical Cooperation. University of Technology Kingston, Jamaika. 17.10.2017.
  • Beermann, H. (2017). Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Training of Trainers: Technical Cooperation. University of Technology Kingston, Jamaika. 19.10.2017.

Annual Report 2020-2022

The Annual Report 2020-2022: "From strategic foresight to successful transformation" focuses on Socio- and techno-economic research and innovations for companies, networks and regions. In this section you can find the projects and research areas in which Henrik Beermann is involved as a researcher.


Shaping the future – Regional development as an opportunity

Annual Report 2020-2022

Regions, entire industries, politics and society are faced with the task of making the transition to a resource-conserving way of working and living. However difficult it may be, this transformation process offers opportunities. In recent years researchers at Fraunhofer IMW, including Henrik Beermann, have therefore studied several regional, national and international structural change processes and innovation systems.

The main topic "Shaping the future - Regional transformation as an opportunity" in the Fraunhofer IMW Annual Report 2020-2022 provides an insight into our research and current issues.


Annual Report 2020-2022

From strategic foresight to successful transformation

The Fraunhofer IMW Annual Report presents socio- and techno-economic research and innovations for companies, networks and regions



Report: Heritage Management Thailand - Fraunhofer IMW Researchers Publish Report as Part of the URGENT 2.0 Project


Fraunhofer IMW Expands Cooperation with Key Players in Cultural Heritage Management in South East Asia

Research Day Poster

The Fraunhofer IMW holds an annual Research Day, where the research fellows present their latest research projects. Here you can find the poster presentations of Henrik Beermann.

Poster Research Day 2020


Schwarmintelligenz inwertsetzen

Poster Research Day 2019


Explorative Bedarfserfassung in deutsch-indischen »2+2«-Vorhaben 

Poster Research Day 2017

Analysis of Research and Innovation Systems for Cooperation Development

Case Study Iran

Poster Research Day 2017

Studie: Frauen in der Forschung – Wissenschaft und Gender in Entwicklungsländern