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



Publication Type
2022 Wissensflüsse und Informationsbedarfe für die digitale Transformation im Obst- und Weinbau
Knitsch, Valentin; Welz, Juliane; Rockstroh, Janice
2022 Die Bedeutung von qualitativen Forschungszugängen für den Wissenstransfer in Experimentierfeldern
Knitsch, Valentin; Welz, Juliane
Conference Paper
2022 Wissenstransfer im Forschungsprojekt EXPRESS
Knitsch, Valentin; Grass, Rikard; Mollenhauer, Hannes; Krug, Silvia; Hutschenreuther, Tino; Welz, Juliane
Journal Article
2021 EXPerimentierfeld 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
2021 Digitale Affinität und Einsatz von digitalen Technologien im Wein- und Obstbau in Mitteldeutschland
Knitsch, Valentin; Welz, Juliane
2020 2030 Datenbasierte Wertschöpfung in Deutschland. Drei Zukunftsszenarien
Döbel, Inga; Knitsch, Valentin; Riemer, Annamaria
2020 Ein visionäres Zielbild für Obst- und Weinbau
Welz, Juliane; Knitsch, Valentin; Riemer, Annamaria
2019 Drei Zukunftsszenarien. Additive Fertigung im Jahr 2025 in Deutschland
Riemer, Annamaria; Döbel, Inga; Welz, Juliane; Knitsch, Valentin; Bergmann, André; Giebitz, Danny; Schüll, Elmar
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Presentations and Conferences


  • Knitsch, V. (2022). Wissenstransfer in Verbund- und Begleitforschung – Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Interviewstudie. Impulsvortrag im Rahmen der Session »Unterstützen, vernetzen, bewerten – was kann Begleitforschung für die deutsche Forschung leisten?«, DGSMP/DGMS 2022. Magdeburg, 8.9.2022.


News and Interviews with Valentin Knitsch

Science Talk Interview

Knowledge transfer in EXPRESS: Backcasting as digital board game


Digital Agriculture in Germany: a Look into the Future