Prof. Dr. Sascha Friesike

Member of the Board & Director (UdK), Principal Investigator

Sascha Friesike is Professor of Digital Innovation Design at the Berlin University of the Arts and Member of the Board & Director (UdK) Weizenbaum-Institut e.V. He is also an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Friesike is an industrial engineer and holds a doctorate in innovation management from the University of St.Gallen. He spent a year of his doctorate in Stanford, USA. He then helped to establish the Humboldt Institute in Berlin, where he was Head of Research until 2016.

He was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Würzburg from 2014 to 2016 and Assistant Professor of Digital Innovation at the VU University in Amsterdam from 2017 to 2019. His research focuses on the role digital plays when something new is created. He examines the role of digitalization in academic research or looks at how creative people remix existing concepts to create something new.



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Universität der Künste Berlin, Professor für Design digitaler Innovationen
  • Positions

    Member of the Board & Director (UdK) Weizenbaum-Institut e.V.

    Principal Investigator (PI) since 15 September 2022

    Research Group „ Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices“


    Principal Investigator (PI) until 14 September 2022

    Research Group „Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices“

  • Committees and functions
    • Professor für Designing Digital Innovation an der Universität der Künste Berlin
    • Leiter des Studiengangs Leadership in Digitaler Innovation an der Universität der Künste Berlin
    • Affiliated Professor am KIN Center for Digital Innovation an der Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    • Assoziierter Forscher am Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
    • Entsandter Vertreter der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft in der Arbeitsgruppe Wissenschaftspraxis der Allianz-Initiative Digitale Information

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