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Ulrich Dewald

Dipl.-Geogr. Dr. Ulrich Dewald

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 201
Phone: +49 721 608-22707
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


1999 to 2005 studies of geography with a minor (diploma) in political science and law at the Philipps-Universität Marburg; dissertation at the RWTH Aachen University with the topic “Wandel der Energieversorgung – Marktformierung im deutschen Photovoltaik-Innovationssystem”, 2011.

Professional background

2006 - 2011 Member of scientific staff at the “Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsgeographie” (chair of economic geography), RWTH Aachen University
since 2011 Member of scientific staff at ITAS

Current projects

Fields of work

  • Theoretical works: Technology Assessment (TA) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
  • Empirical works: Analysis of innovation systems and innovation processes, with a current focus on basic industries and construction
  • As a human geographer I’m interested in the spatial relations and effects of technological change.


  • Verband der Geographen an deutschen Hochschulen (VDGH), Dachverband: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
  • Arbeitskreis Geographische Energieforschung, Dachverband: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)

List of publications at ITAS