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.