Staff

Dr. K.E. Konrad (Kornelia)

Assistant Professor
Ravelijn room RA 4307

Address
Kornelia Konrad
MB-STePS
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

E-mail: k.e.konrad(at)utwente.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)53 489 3906
Fax: +31 (0)53 489 2159

Background

Kornelia Konrad is Assistant Professor of Anticipation and Assessment of Emerging Technologies. She received a master’s degree (Magister Artium) in sociology, physics and mathematics from the University of Freiburg i.Br (1997) and her PhD from the Technical University of Darmstadt (2002), where she participated in the Graduate School “Technology and Society”. 2002-2009 she was a researcher at Eawag, a Swiss federal research institute of the ETH domain in Zurich.

Research

Research interests

  • anticipation in innovation processes
    o  sociology of expectations
       - dynamics of collective expectations, hype cycles
       - anticipatory practices and modes of future-orientation
       - discursive analysis of promises and concerns
    o  constructive technology assessment
    o  foresight
    o  responsible research and innovation
  • sectoral dynamics in innovation
  • technology use
    o  demand articulation
    o  scenarios of use
  • science-industry interaction
  • nanotechnologies, energy technologies

Projects

Kornelia Konrad is leading a group of PhD and postdoc projects investigating innovation and the societal embedding of technologies in society.

Current projects

H2020 project ‘Industrial Innovation in Transition (IIT)’ (2015-2017) which studies innovation practices across 700 European industry firms, funded by the European Commission.
‘Digitalize or Die – Dynamic Drivers of Responsible Innovation in Health and Welfare Services’, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Province of Overijssel (2016-2018).
Innovative Business Models for Local Energy Initiatives (2015-2018), funded by Tech4People programme of the University of Twente.

Recent projects

A group of PhD and postdoc projects funded by the Dutch national research programme NanoNextNL (2011-2016). The projects examined the co-evolution of nanotechnologies with sectoral and industry structures and developed related socio-technical scenarios, which served also as an input to strategy workshops for key application areas as food, water and lighting. The projects furthermore investigated anticipatory practices in graphene and 3D printing, as well as the concrete practices, institutionalization and impact of the quest for ‘responsible innovation’ in the governance of nanotechnology research and innovation. Furthermore, we developed approaches and ‘tools’ which support scientists in anticipating on the perspectives and implications of their work http://www.cta-toolbox.nl/.
Nanotechnologie in dienst van veiligheid en justitie (2016), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice.

PhD supervision

Harm Harmsen: Innovative Business Models for Local Energy Initiatives, ongoing 
Bart Walhout: Objects for governance – Nanotechnology and the quest for Responsible Innovation, ongoing
Carla Alvial Palavicino: Mindful Anticipation. A Practice Approach to the Study of Emergent Technologies, 2016
Lise Bitsch: Spaces of Genomics. Exploring the Innovation Journey of Genomics in Research on Common Disease, 2013

Teaching

Kornelia Konrad is coordinator of the minor ‘Governance of Innovation and Socio-Technical Change’ and she teaches within the master programme Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society, the master programme Nanotechnology and Chemical Engineering, and the bachelor programmes mechanical engineering and health sciences.

Recent courses

  • Assessment of Emerging Technologies (M-PSTS)
  • Dynamics and Governance of Socio-Technical Change (M-PSTS)
  • Technology Venturing and Societal Embedding (M-CHE, M-NT)
  • Prospecting and Assessing Technology (minor)
  • Promises (Health Sciences)
  • Reflective Education (Mechanical Engineering)

Examples of supervised master theses

  • Fabian Lohmann, The Additionality Effects of Government Subsidies on R&D and Innovation Activities in the Aviation Industry - A Project Level Analysis
  • Ralf Speek, Local and global dynamics of expectations in the Dutch niche development trajectory of micro-Combined Heat & Power boilers
  • Merel Hagedoorn, “Cancer Gene Therapy - Expectations in professional and scientific discourse”
  • Marissa Poel, “Measuring Individual Expectations on Cancer Gene Therapy Using Q-methodology and AHP”
  • Vincent Visser, „Public Dialogues on Nanotechnology in a STS perspective: The social construction of a governance technology”
  • Antonia Linzbach, “Political discourse on biogas and its reflection in regulatory institutionalization - A discourse analysis of biogas’ special role in the German political arena”

Networks

  • Secretary-Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET)
  • Member of the Teaching Committee of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (EU-SPRI)
  • Sustainable Transitions Research Network (STRN)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals and book chapters

  • Konrad, K. and Alvial Palavicino, C. (forthcoming in 2017) Evolving Patterns of Governance of and by Expectations - the Graphene Hype Wave. in D. Bowman, E. Stokes and A. Rip (eds.) Embedding and Governing New Technologies: A Regulatory, Ethical & Societal Perspective. Singapore: Pan Stanford.
  • Te Kulve, H. and Konrad, K. (forthcoming in 2017) The Demand Side of Innovation Governance: Demand Articulation Processes in the Case of Nano-Based Sensor Technologies. in D. Bowman, E. Stokes and A. Rip (eds.) Embedding and Governing New Technologies: A Regulatory, Ethical & Societal Perspective. Singapore: Pan Stanford.
  • Budde, B., Konrad, K. (under review): Governing Fuel Cell Innovation in a Dynamic Network of Expectations.
  • Alvial Palavicino, C. and Konrad, K. (under review) 'We Should Take Graphene for Granted: Anticipatory Practices in Emergent Nanotechnologies'
  • te Kulve, H., Boon, W. P. C., Konrad, K. and Schuitmaker, T. J. (under review) 'Influencing the Direction of Innovation Processes: The Shadow of Authorities in Demand Articulation', Science and Public Policy.
  • Alvial Palavicino, C. and Konrad, K. (under review) ‘How technology consultants assess the graphene and 3D printing hype’
  • Boehle, K. and Konrad, K. (ed.), Special Issue on ‘Socio-Technical Futures and the Governance of Innovation Processes – Sociological Perspectives’, Futures, in preparation
  • te Kulve, H. and Konrad, K. 'Sectoral Demand Articulation: The Case of Emerging Sensor Technologies in the Drinking Water Sector', in press, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • Schulze Greiving, V. and Konrad, K. (2017) 'Society Is Part of the Equation', Nature Nanotechnology 12(2): 184-184.
  • Konrad, K., Van Lente, H., Groves, C. and Selin, C. (2017) Performing and Governing the Future in Science and Technology. in C. A. Miller, U. Felt, R. Fouché and L. Smith-Doerr (eds.) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 4th Edition, 465-493.
  • Konrad, K. (2016) 'Ups and Downs of Alternative Fuels', Nature Energy 1(3), 16022.
  • Schulze Greiving, V.[KK(1] , Konrad, K., Robinson, D. K. R. and Le Gac, S. (2016) ”CTA-Lite” for Exploring Possible Innovation Pathways of a Nanomedicine-Related Platform – Embedded Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice. in D. Bowman et al. (eds.) Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond, vol. SNET series, vol 7. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Fisher, E., Konrad, K[KK(2] ., Boenink, M., Schulze Greiving, V. and Walhout, B. (2016) Building an Agenda for Socio-Technical Integration Approaches. in D. Bowman et al. (eds.) Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond, vol. S.NET series, vol.7. Berlin: aka / IOS Press.
  • Walhout, B. and Konrad, K. (2015) [KK(3] Practicing Responsible Innovation in NanonextNL. in D. Bowman et al. (eds.) Practices of Innovation, Governance and Action - Insights from Methods, Governance and Action, vol. 6. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Alvial Palavicino, C. and Konrad, [KK(4] K. (2015) Doing Is Believing: How Material Practices Shape the Future in 3D Printing. in D. Bowman et al. (eds.) Practices of Innovation, Governance and Action - Insights from Methods, Governance and Action, vol. 6. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Bowman, D., Dijkstra, A., Fautz, C., Guivant, J., Konrad, K., van Lente, H. and Woll, S. (2015) Moving Beyond Concern: Practices of Innovation and Responsibility for Emerging Technologies. in D. Bowman et al. (eds.) Practices of Innovation, Governance and Action - Insights from Methods, Governance and Action. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Coenen, C., Dijkstra, A., Fautz, C., Guivant, J., Konrad, K., Milburn, C., Van Lente, H. and Woll, S. (2014) Responsibility, Innovation, and Emerging Fields of Technoscience. in C. Coenen, A. Dijkstra, C. Fautz, J. Guivant, K. Konrad, C. Milburn and H. Van Lente (eds.) Innovation and Responsibility: Engaging with New and Emerging Technologies. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Treibich, T., Konrad, K., Truffer, B. (2013): A dynamic view on interactions between academic spin-offs and their parent organizations, Technovation 33 (12):450-462.
  • Konrad, K., Coenen, C., Dijkstra, A., Milburn, C., van Lente, H. (2013): Shaping Emerging Technologies, in: Konrad, K. et al. (eds.): Shaping Emerging Technologies: Governance, Innovation, Discourse. Berlin, IOS Press / AKA.
  • Te Kulve, H., Konrad, K., Alvial Palavicino, C., and Walhout, B. (2013). "Context Matters: Promises and Concerns Regarding Nanotechnologies for Water and Food Applications." NanoEthics, 7(1), 17-27.
  • van Lente, H., Coenen, C., Fleischer, T., Konrad, K., Krabbenborg, L., Milburn, C., Thoreau, F., and Zülsdorf, T. B. (2012): Expansions of Nanotechnology, in H. van Lente et al. (eds.): Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Heidelberg, IOS Press / AKA.
  • Konrad, K., Markard, J., Ruef, A., Truffer, B. (2012): Strategic Responses to Fuel Cell Hype and Disappointment, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(6), 1084-1098.
  • Konrad, K. (2010): Brennstoffzellen zwischen Euphorie und Ernüchterung: Versprechen neuer Technologien und ihre Bedeutung für Akteursstrategien, in: Kehrt, C., Schüßler, P. und Weitze, M.-D.: Neue Technologien in der Gesellschaft – Akteure, Erwartungen, Kontroversen und Konjunkturen, transcript, 149-169.
  • Konrad, K. (2008). Dynamics of Type-based Scenarios of Use: Opening Processes in Early Phases of Interactive Television and Electronic Marketplaces, Science Studies, 22(2), 3-26 [link]
  • Konrad, K., Truffer, B., Voss, J.-P. (2008). Multi-Regime Dynamics in the Analysis of Sectoral Transformation Potentials - Evidence from German utility sectors, Journal of Cleaner Production 16, 1190 - 1202.
  • Truffer, B., Voss, J.-P., Konrad, K (2008). Mapping Expectations for System Transformations. Lessons from Sustainability Foresight in German Utility Sectors. Technical Forecasting and Social Change 75, 1360-1372.
  • Borup, M., Brown, N., Konrad, K., Van Lente, H. (2006). The Sociology of Expectations in Science and Technology. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 18(3/4), 285-298. [link]
  • Konrad, K. (2006). The Social Dynamics of Expectations: the Interaction of Collective and Actor-Specific Expectations on Electronic Commerce and Interactive Television. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 18(3/4), 429-444. [link]
  • Voß, J.-P., Truffer, B., Konrad, K. (2006). Sustainability Foresight. Reflexive governance in the transformation of utility systems. In: Voß, J.-P., Kemp, R., Bauknecht, D. (eds). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 162-188. [link]
  • Konrad, K. (2005). A Circle of Uncertainties: Dilemmas of User Involvement in Highly Dynamic Innovation Processes. In: User Involvement in Innovation Processes: Strategies and Limitations from a Socio-Technical Perspective. Rohracher, H. München/Wien, Profil-Verlag: 317-346. [link] 

Books

  • Bowman, D., Dijkstra, A., Fautz, C., Guivant, J., Konrad, K., van Lente, H. and Woll, S. (2016) Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond, vol. SNET series, vol 7. Berlin: aka / IOS Press.
  • Bowman, D., Dijkstra, A., Fautz, C., Guivant, J., Konrad, K., van Lente, H. and Woll, S. (2015) Practices of Innovation, Governance and Action - Insights from Methods, Governance and Action. in K. Konrad (ed.) Studies of New and Emerging Technologies. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Coenen, C., Dijkstra, A., Fautz, C., Guivant, J., Konrad, K., Milburn, C. and Van Lente, H. (2014) Innovation and Responsibility: Engaging with New and Emerging Technologies. Berlin: AKA / IOS Press.
  • Konrad, K., Coenen, C., Dijkstra, A., Milburn, C., van Lente, H. (eds.) (2013): Shaping Emerging Technologies: Governance, Innovation, Discourse. Berlin, IOS Press / AKA.
  • van Lente, H., Coenen, C., Fleischer, T., Konrad, K., Krabbenborg, L., Milburn, C., Thoreau, F., and Zülsdorf, T. B. (eds.) (2012): Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Heidelberg, IOS Press / AKA.
  • Konrad, K. (2004). Prägende Erwartungen: Szenarien als Schrittmacher der Technikentwicklung. Berlin, edition sigma. (Formative Expectations: Scenarios as a Pacemaker for Technology Development).

Conference proceedings and reports

  • Schulze Greiving, V., Te Kulve, H., Konrad, K., Kuhlmann, S. and Pinkse, P. (2016) Nanotechnologie in dienst van veiligheid en justitie - verkenning van toepassingsmogelijkheden. Enschede.
  • Konrad, K., Stegmaier, P., Rip, A. and Kuhlmann, S. (2014) Constructive Technology Assessment - Antizipation Modulieren als Teil der Governance von Innovation. in M. Löw (ed.) 36. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2012. Bochum / Dortmund: Campus.
  • Kornelia, K. (2010): Governance of and by Expectations, EASST 2010 conference, September 2-4, Trento, Italy. [link]
  • Konrad, K., Truffer, B., Störmer, E., Zomer, A., Konttinen, J. (2009). Symbiosis or Emancipation? Interaction patterns mediating the impact of spin-offs on their parental research organisations. Triple Helix Conference VII, Glasgow, June 17-19, 2009
  • Konrad, K., Truffer, B. (2006). The Coupling of Spin-offs and Research Institutions in the Triangle of Policy, Science and Industry - An International Comparison. Berlin, Discussion Paper P 2006-103, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB). [link]
  • Konrad, K. (2006). Shifting but forceful expectations: structuring through the prospect of materialisation. Paper presented at the Twente VII workshop “Material Narratives – of Technology in Society”, Enschede, October 19-21, 2006. [link]
  • Konrad, K., Markard, J., Truffer, B. (2006). Analysing the interaction of an innovation field and its context for exploring different innovation pathways: the case of Smart Building. SPRU 40th Anniversary. Conference: The Future of Science, Technology & Innovation Policy: Linking Research and Practice, September 11-13, 2006, Brighton. [link]
  • Konrad, K., Voß, J.-P., Truffer, B. and Bauknecht, D. (2004). Transformationsprozesse in netzgebundenen Versorgungssystemen. Ein integratives Analysekonzept auf Basis der Theorie technologischer Transitionen. (Transformation processes in network-bound systems. An integrative analytical concept based on the theory of technological transitions), Bericht im Rahmen des BMBF-Projektes „Integrierte Mikrosysteme der Versorgung". Kastanienbaum/Berlin/Freiburg. (www.mikrosysteme.org)
  • Konrad, K. (2001). Electronic Commerce: Erwartungsdynamiken, Leitbilder, Szenarien - Zwei Fallstudien zu Entwicklung und Einsatz von Anwendungen im Business-to-Business-Bereich (Electronic Commerce: Expectation Dynamics, Leitbilder, Scenarios – Two Case Studies on the Development and Implementation of Business-to-Business Applications), Arbeitsbericht der Akademie für Technikfolgenabschätzung, Nr. 193.
  • Konrad, K., Barthel, J., Fuchs, G. (1999). Trust and Electronic Commerce – More Than a Technical Problem, Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, October 19-22, Lausanne, Switzerland [link]