Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Karsten Bolz

  • Scientific staff until 2018
  • resigned
  • Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe


Studies in Business Administration and Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.

Professional background

2013 Project manager in the fields of Change-Management and Outsourcing
2014 Independent researcher at ITAS
2016 - 2017 Visiting researcher at Massey Business School, Auckland, NZ
since 2016 External Research Affiliate at the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Auckland, NZ
2015 - 2018 Doctoral student and member of scientific staff at ITAS

Fields of work

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation research
  • Responsible innovation


Journal Articles
Bolz, K.; Coenen, C.; Honné, H.; Maia, M.
Obstacles to RRI in synthetic biology
2018. 10th Annual S.NET Meeting (2018), Maastricht, Netherlands, June 25–27, 2018 
Journal Articles
Bolz, K.
Responsible innovation, disruptive technology development and uncertainty - a study on the role of stakeholders
2017. 21st Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs, Wuppertal, October 5-6, 2017 
Bolz, K.
Responsible innovation and entrepreneurship
2017. VIRI Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, May 15-16, 2017 
Bolz, K.; König, H.
Responsible innovation as a moderator of entrepreneurship - Learnings from the debate on advanced biotechnology
2016. The Co-Production of Emerging Bodies, Politics and Technologies : 8th Annual S.Net Meeting, Bergen, N, October 12-14, 2016 
Bolz, K.; Volkmann, C.
The nexus between entrepreneurship and responsible innovation. Uniting two domains
2016. 6th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship (LCE 2016), Lüneburg, January 14-16, 2016 
Brändle, C.; Hirsch, J.; Bolz, K.; Sand, M.
Welche Lösungen bieten sich für die Herausforderung einer immer älter werdenden Gesellschaft?
2016. INSIST-Nachwuchstagung ’Schafft Wissen’ - Gemeinsames und geteiltes Wissen in Wissenschaft und Technik’, München, 7.-8.Oktober 2016 
Bolz, K.
Responsible research & innovation (RRI) - Overview of RRI projects at ITAS
2016. SYNERGENE Forum (2016), Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 24–25, 2016