Luise Fischer

 Luise Fischer
  • International Economics,
  • Human & Historical Geography

Areas of Expertise:
Human geography; Historical geography; International innovation policy; Knowledge transfer and the role of universities in societies; Sustainable development and innovation

since 2018


Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, Germany

Unit Innovation Policy and Transfer Design
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

+49 341 231 039 237
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About me

After completing my PhD in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh, I started working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Fraunhofer Center with a focus on the geography of innovation. I have been leading several research projects funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, including collaborative research (with the TUHH, Hamburg) on the role of frugal innovation, a new sustainable form of innovation deriving from India. I’ve further been conducting research on innovation management for employability in Tunisia and on innovation in the life sciences. Since autumn 2018, I am leading a project on innovation policy addressing the water-food-energy nexus in Egypt. Due to my passion for progress in the international humanities and social sciences and my strong interest in the geography of sustainable innovation in the MENA region, I am delighted to be a member of AGYA. I envision collaborative transdisciplinary projects on the entrepreneurial university and knowledge transfer in the MENA region, particularly Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Oman.