Registration for the Workshop of the German Standardization Panel on June 27

We are pleased to welcome the Director-General for Digital and Innovation Policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. MinDirig Stefan Schnorr, at this year’s presentation of the results of the German Standardization Panel. Main theme of the Workshop is “The role of standards in the context of Industry 4.0.

The Workshop will take place on June 27, 2017 in the premises of DIN e.V.. The Agenda can be downloaded here.

For binding registration for the Workshop, please send an e-mail stating your first and surname to


TU intern – “Hier ist Berlin besonders innovativ”

Hochschulen und Forschungszentren haben direkten Einfluss auf die Kreativität von Unternehmen

Die direkte räumliche Nähe zu wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen beeinflusst die Innovationskraft eines Unternehmens. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine
Studie vom Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), an der auch Prof. Dr. Knut Blind vom TU-Fachgebiet Innovationsökonomie beteiligt ist.

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We welcome Janire Clavell to our team

Janire Clavell joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a researcher on May the 8th, 2017. She is working on two different projects regarding the competitiveness of bio-based economy.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Electronical Engineering and has completed two master degrees: one in Industrial Engineering and another one in Environmental Engineering.

Her previous work experience includes more than two years as a project engineer in two different consultancies in Bilbao (Spain) in the fields of nanomaterials and green ITs. Thereafter, she obtained a scholarship to work as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration in Berlin within the Department for Environmental & Reliability Engineering. She was involved in a project on life cycle assessment (LCA) and its use in the European SMEs and she was the lecturer of two seminars at the University of Deusto (Bilbao) for the students of the “Environmental Engineering and CleanTech” Master Program and for the Basque SMEs of the electronic sector. Until 2014, she had a research scholarship at the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Sustainable Manufacturing’ at the TU Berlin. During this period, she accomplished material and energy flow analyses, LCAs and experimental work in the laboratory. Finally, until April 2017 she worked as a researcher in the areas of critical raw materials and sustainable buildings at the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment in Berlin.

Currently, besides working with us, Janire Clavell is also lecturer of the Seminar “Ecodesign Implementation and Management” within the Master Program “Global Production Engineering” at the TU Berlin.


BAM sucht Doktorand/in

Für das Referat S.2 „Akkreditierung und Konformitätsbewertung“ in Berlin sucht die Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) ab sofort eine/einen Doktorandin/en der Fachrichtung Wirtschaftswissenschaften oder einer vergleichbaren Fachrichtung.

  • Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD, teilzeitgeeignet
  • Zeitvertrag für 18 Monate, mit der Option zur Verlängerung um weitere 18 Monate

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We welcome Almona Tani to our team

Almona Tani joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a visiting research scholar on March 16, 2017. She is a PhD student in Economic Geography at the Doctoral School of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Her PhD thesis focuses on sustainability transition theory and innovation policy. Accordingly, in 2015 she won a Marie Sklodowska-Curie – RISE fellowship for the research project MAPS-LED (Multidisciplinary Approach to Plan Smart Specialization Strategies for Local Economic Development) in order to conduct an empirical research on innovative ecosystems in Boston, USA. Currently, Almona is investigating two distinct but correlated areas of study. On the one hand she is questioning the spatial perspective to the technological niche empowerment, and on the other hand she is focusing on the development patterns of a bio-based economy. Indeed, she is collaborating with Luana Ladu (a research fellow at TU Berlin) on a research paper concerning a comparative case study of the bio-based plastics industry between Germany and Italy. Although Almona is an early stage researcher, she has already two papers accepted for presentation in two international conferences (5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Athens and 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference in Gothenburg) and a paper accepted for publication in Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition.

To know more about her research activity and her research group in Bioeconomy in Transition (BIT-RG), please follow the link.


We welcome Raquel Orcos Sánchez to our team

On February 24, 2017, Raquel Orcos Sánchez joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a guest scholar. She holds a PhD in Economics and Strategic Management from the University of Zaragoza. Currently, she works at the Public University of Navarre as an assistant professor. Her research is focused on competitive dynamics and the diffusion of management standards. The first research line seeks to determine the consequences of competition on firms’ performance, paying special attention to competitive externalities and to multimarket competition. The second research line expects to shed light on the uneven worldwide distribution of management standards by analyzing how the institutional framework influences their adoption. Raquel is looking forward to look into this line with the help of Prof. Dr. Knut Blind. The research of Raquel have resulted in publications in several journals, such as Long Range Planning, Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Strategic Organization.

If you want to know more about her and her research experience, please check her homepage.