Sven is Managing Director Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research, and Professor for Innovation and Interdisciplinary Research at Pforzheim University with major activities in the field of strategic R&D and technology management.
His areas of interest include R & D processes, R & D strategy, performance measurement as well as in technology and innovation management. In addition to his business administration degree, he completed his doctorate in engineering during his work in CC R&D Management at Fraunhofer IAO.
He has been involved in numerous national and international research and consulting projects to help industrial companies from various industries improve their R&D strategies, processes and organization. His work focuses on strategic R&D and innovation management, in particular the observation, evaluation and integration of potentially disruptive developments.
Since 2017, Sven Schimpf has been Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research.