Ludwig Weh

Ludwig Weh

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Ludwig Weh

Research Fellow, Futures and Innovation Unit

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

Phone +49 341 231039-152

Fax +49 341 231039-9152

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Scientific futures studies
  • Transformative research and education
  • Participatory science communication
  • Theory-based method innovation
  • Science-art, multi-stakeholder approaches



Ludwig Weh has been a research fellow in the “Futures and Innovation Unit“ (until 5/2023: Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes Unit) at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW since May 2022.

Ludwig Weh has a background in basic biomedical research with advanced education in the fields of applied social sciences and futures studies. He has been focusing on aspects of praxis relevance, participation and democratization of research processes, on transformative research and education as well as on science ethics and knowledge discourse at science-society interfaces.

In a framework of Science, Society and Technology Studies/Technology Assessment, he investigated ethical, legal and social aspects of digitization and AI technology in future work environments. He worked with concrete forms of participation in multiple-stakeholder processes building and applying ecosystem scenarios; based on epistemological premises, he developed an experimental framework for scenario processes in the field of environmental futures.

Most recently, Ludwig Weh has been researching aspects of knowledge management and transfer, as well as roles of researchers in transdisciplinary research, as determining factors for the effectivity and integration of such practice-oriented processes. In this, he is interested in how scientific-theoretically defined terms can translate effectively at the science-society interface, and which methods are suited to support this.


Current projects

Call for Paper


Journal World Futures Review / SAGE

Call for Papers

"Environmental Futures – Advancing Images of Mutual Human-Nature Relationships“


Publication Type
2023 AI Ethics and Neuroethics Promote Relational AI Discourse
Weh, Ludwig; Soetebeer, Magdalena
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2023 Digitale Zukunftswerkstatt: Die klassische Methode geht mit der Zeit
Weh, Ludwig
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2023 Metabolic implications of axonal demyelination and its consequences for synchronized network activity: An in silico and in vitro study
Gerevich, Zoltan; Kovács, Richard; Liotta, Agustin; Hasam-Henderson, Luisa; Weh, Ludwig; Wallach, Iwona; Berndt, Nikolaus
Journal Article
2023 Images of the Future in a Participatory Online Course - Empowering Student-Driven Projects for Higher Education Sustainability Transformation
Weh, Ludwig; Kinne, Lisa
Journal Article
2023 Ecosystem Scenarios as Environmental Futures - Implications for Participatory Framework Designs Integrating Social Capital Formation and Natural Capital Preservation
Weh, Ludwig; Weil, Charlotte; Haan, Gerhard de; Leinfelder, Reinhold
Journal Article
2021 KI-Ethik und Neuroethik fördern relationalen KI-Diskurs
Weh, Ludwig; Soetebeer, Magdalena
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
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Further Talks and Conference Contributions


  • Weh, L. (2022). 41. Environmental Futures – Promoting Images Of Desirable Human-Nature Relationships. 4s/Esocite, 2nd Joint Meeting. Chocula, Mexiko. 7.-10.12.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). Future temporalities – advancing time concepts in contemporary anticipation practice. 4th International Conference on Anticipation. Tempe, Arizona (USA). 16.-18.11.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). Reflexivity in ESD. Bildungsforum »Nachhaltige Hochschullehre in NRW«. 22.9.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). KI und Körper: Materielldiskursiver Ansatz. KI Symposium: Kann Zukunftsforschung KI? Berlin, 28.6.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). Contested futures – critical notions in cultural-reflexive anticipation practice. RAI2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society. Online, 6.-10.6.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). Entangled embodiments – how models of biological information processing shape technoscientific imaginaries of AI. RAI2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society. Online, 6.-10.6.2022.
  • Weh, L. (2022). Eco-anxiety and ecosystem scenarios – healthy human-nature relations through integrated social capital formation and natural capital preservation. Konferenz: Planetary Futures Of Health and Wellbeing. Turku, Finland / hybrid. 15.-17.6.2022.