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Knut Blind

Professor for Innovation Economics at TU Berlin

Knut Blind studied economics, political science, and psychology at Freiburg University. In the course of his studies, he spent one year at Brock University (Canada), where he was awarded a BA. Finally, he took his Diploma in Economics and later his doctoral degree at Freiburg University. Between 1996 and 2010, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, as a senior researcher and at last as head of the Competence Center “Regulation and Innovation”. In April 2006, Knut Blind was appointed Professor of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Berlin University of Technology. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the endowed chair of standardization at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University. From April 2010 to September 2019, he was linked to the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin. Since October 2019, he has been head of the business unit “Innovation and Regulation” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. In 2012, he initiated both the Berlin Innovation Panel and the German Standardization Panel. Besides numerous articles on patents, he published further contributions on standardization and further innovation aspects in refereed journals.