Edler Joins Fraunhofer ISI Management Team
As a professor of innovation policy and strategy, Edler most recently led the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) is expanding its management team with the appointment of Jakob Edler. As a professor of innovation policy and strategy, he most recently led the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. Edler will join Marion Weissenberger-Eibl and Mario Ragwitz on the Fraunhofer ISI management team, contributing his expertise in the governance and policy of international research and innovation initiatives.
Edler is not new to the Fraunhofer ISI. The political scientist, who gained a doctorate with distinction, worked at the institute as a research assistant in 1999, conducting analyses of research and innovation policy. He was made deputy head of the Innovation Systems and Policy department in 2004 and, two years later, became its head. He moved to the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in 2007 and became executive director of the internationally renowned research institute in 2011. In addition, he has been president of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation since June 2016.
“In Prof. Edler we have secured an excellent scientist, and an internationally experienced and well-connected expert in innovation research,” said Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. “Our intention is to continue expanding our role as an innovation driver with excellence in research. That is why, for example, we established the Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research in July 2017, which offers professional strategic consultancy in this field and ensures that technological developments are firmly anchored in the social, economic and political spheres.”
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