The project is led by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and conducted in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin.
Members of the research team are:
Jan Peuckert is a scientist at the department of Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy of the Institute for Ecological Economy Research and heads the joint research project. He studied economics and management at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the ISCTE in Lisbon. From 2006 to 2015, Peuckert worked at the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin, where he conducted research on national innovation system indicators and the institutional and regulatory framework for environmental innovations. Since 2016 Peuckert has focussed his work at the IÖW on new technologies and social innovations in the field of the collaborative economy.
Florian Kern heads the research area Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research. He studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and technological and socio-economic planning at Roskilde University in Denmark. From 2005 to 2018, Kern taught and researched on the governance of sustainability transformations, innovation, environmental and energy policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex in Brighton. From 2013 to 2018, he was Co-Director of the Sussex Energy Group. Kern is a member of the steering group of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) and co-editor of the journal Research Policy.
Jakob Pohlisch has been doing his doctorate at the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin since 2015. He holds a Master's degree in Statistics from Humboldt University Berlin and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Technical University of Berlin. His research focuses on user innovation, open innovation and corporate crowdsourcing. He also teaches in the department's courses "Innovation Economics", "Sustainable Innovation" and "Knowledge and Technology Transfer".
Knut Blind has been Professor of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin since 2006. Since October 2019, he has also been head of the Innovation and Regulation business unit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the endowed chair of standardization at the Rotterdam School of Management. He is a member of DIN's Special Committee for Research, Innovation and Development and Chairman of the Research, Innovation and Standardization Working Group at CEN-CENELEC. In 2012, Blind initiated the Berlin Innovation Panel. He has been a member of the Competence Center Bibliometrics for German Science since 2015 and was appointed to the German Academy of Science and Engineering in 2016. Blind has been a Fellow of the OpenForum Europe in Brussels since 2019.
Philipp Heß is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Chair of Innovation Economics at Technical University Berlin. He studied at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg and at TU Berlin, from which he holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. His research interests lie in the field of innovation, standardization and sustainability. Since 2017, he is the scientific director of the German Standardization Panel.