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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


PD Dr. habil. Philipp Grundmann (Agrarökonomie, MBI)
Department: Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles
Research Scientist

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 -229

Research programs

Areas of research

  • Local future strategies for the modern bioeconomy
  • Monitoring of transformation processes towards a modern bioeconomy
  • Transition and adaptation of sociotechnical systems
  • Management of innovative value chains and business models in the modern bioeconomy
  • Strategies for an Intergrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)


  • Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus
  • Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Energiewende



Curriculum Vitae

Academic Studies

1991 to 1993
Agricultural Sciences at Technical University Munich, Munich.

1993 to 1996
Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences at Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart.

1997 to 2001
Doctoral Studies (Ph.D.) at Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
Topic: „Economics of Farming Systems Development in the Savannah of Brazil“ (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Doppler).

Work Experience

11.1996 to 12.1997
Docent at International Bund, Stuttgart. Field: Business Administration.

09.1997 to 03.2001
Scientist at Universität Hohenheim, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart.

since 07.2002
Scientist at Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Department Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles, Potsdam.

since 07.2006

Docent at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Division of Resource Economics, Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, FAculty of Life Sciences.
Topic of the Habilitation: „Framing Socio-Technical Regimes in Bioeconomy Transitions“ (Mentor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Hagedorn).

09.2007 to 03.2008

Consultant for the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Berlin; Department of Renewable Energy and Raw Materials.

08.2009 to 02.2010
Scientist and Lecturer at Universitas Tadulako (UNTAD) and Universitas Padjajaran (UNPAD), Indonesia.

Further Studies

International Master of Business Informatics at Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder).

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