12.12.2024 - 13.12.2024
Certificate of Participation
Prof. Dr. Knut Blind
Recognized as Bildungszeit
12.12.2024 – 13.12.2024
Standards are a crucial factor across the sphere of research and innovation. They form the framework upon which our technological and scientific development is built. Immerse yourself in the world of standardization processes and learn more about the intricate relationships between standards and innovation. In a time when progress and change shape our daily lives, we will closely examine the role of standardization in shaping our future and uncover the key concepts and connections between standards and innovations.
Learning goalsAfter successful completion of the course, participants will be up to date on the most important institutions of the standardisation landscape and understand their mutual relationships. They will learn about the different phases of standardisation processes, will be able to assess various interactions and will have an understanding of the different dimensions of sustainability for the role of standardisation and standards.
- Insights into the institutional landscape of standardisation
- Finding and interpreting standards documents
- Functions of standards
- Interaction between standards and innovation
- Interaction between standards and intellectual property rights
- Role of standardisation and standards for sustainability
- Standardisation in the context of public policy
- Members of research and development (R&D) departments
- Innovation managers
- Members of intellectual property (patent) departments
- Members of departments in regulatory affairs or individuals looking to expand their knowledge in this field.
This course is recognized as Bildungszeit according to paragraph § 10 (5) of the Berliner Bildungszeitgesetz (BiZeitG).
- English level of at least B1 (according to the European Framework)
- Laptop/PC + headset with microphone
DatesDecember 12 – 13, 2024 (virtual classroom sessions).
This course will also be offered in June 2024.
Prof. Dr. Knut Blind has been Professor of Innovation Economics at Technische Universität Berlin since 2006. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition, he is the coordinator of the Business Unit ‘Regulation and Innovation’ at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. His research focuses on analysing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behaviour of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. In addition, he analyses standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a knowledge and technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open-source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. In 2017, he was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in recognition of his scientific achievements.