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Prof.dr. S. Kuhlmann (Stefan)

Professor of Foundations of Science, Technology and Society

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Background

Stefan Kuhlmann is Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STəPS) and leader of the Twente Graduate School programme “Governance of Knowledge and Innovation”.
He is an Editor of Research Policy and incoming (as from 2018) Academic Director of the Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture, WTMC

"Technological innovation is a genuinely social process!"
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For more than 35 years Stefan Kuhlmann has been involved in studies of research and technological innovation as social and political processes – with changing entrance points and perspectives.  Since the late 1980s he has analysed science, research and innovation systems and public policies, focusing on the dynamics of governance.  Until 2006 he held leading positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe/Germany, and was Professor of Innovation Policy Analysis at the Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

Kuhlmann studied Political Science and also History (University of Marburg, Germany; graduation 1978); 1986 he received the degree of PhD in political science (Dr.rer.pol.), at University of Kassel, Germany; 1998 he got a ‘habilitation’ (2nd doctorate) in Political Science at this university.

Kuhlmann publishes widely in the field of research and innovation policy studies. He is an Editor of Research Policy (leading journal in the field, IF 2016: 4.495), an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP), on the Editorial Boards of Science and Public Policy, of Asian Research Policy, on the Editorial Advisory Board of Evaluation, The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, of the European Journal of Futures Research, and on the Editorial Board of Zeitschrift für Evaluation

recent books


Kuhlmann, S. & Ordóñez-Matamoros, G. (eds.) (2017): Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies: Towards Better Models, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar)

Kuhlmann, S., Edler, J., Ordóñez-Matamoros, G., Randles, S., Walhout, B., Gough, C., Lindner, R. (2015): Responsibility Navigator, Karlsruhe/Germany (Fraunhofer ISI), www.responsibility-navigator.eu  
(Published also in: Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., et al. (2016) (eds.): Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI), 132-155 (www.res-agora.eu)


Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P. (eds.): The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 2010, and paperback, 2012

Shapira, Ph., Kuhlmann, S. (eds.) (2015): 科技政策评估来自美国与欧洲的经验 (Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe), Beijing/China: Scientific and Technical Documentation Press, ISBN:9787502397876

Recent research

Recent research projects include

  • Res-AGorA - Responsible Research and Innovation in a Distributed Anticipatory Governance Frame. A Constructive Socio-normative Approach” (funded by EU FP7);
  • “Governance of Discontinuation of Sociotechnical Systems” (DiscGo, funded by NWO-ORA);
  • “Industrial Innovation in Transition” (IIT, 2015-17; EU H2020 grant No 64935) aiming to create a holistic understanding of good innovation practices in the most innovative companies to inform future innovation policy designs;
  • “Research and Innovation Futures 2030: From explorative to transformative scenarios” (RIF; funded by EU FP7);
  • “Practices, institutionalization and impact of responsible innovation in nanotechnology”, “Governance of promises and risks in nanotechnology” (funded by Dutch national research programme NanoNextNL).

Teaching (Selection)

  • Programme leader of the Twente Graduate School programme “Governance of Knowledge and Innovation (GKI)” (since 2010)
  • Graduate teaching: ‘Management and Governance of Innovation and Creativity (MaGIC)’ (Master Business Administration; with K. Visscher et al.) (since 2016); ‘Sources of Innovation’ (Master Industrial Design; with A. Reinders et al.; since 2009); ‘Policy Analysis in Public and Technological Domains’ (Master Public Administration; with P. Stegmaier; since 2015); ‘Deliberative Governance of Knowledge and Innovation’ (Master Public Administration; with H. Oosterwijk; since 2016)
  • Summer school CuriousU, University of Twente, programme ‘Governance and Ethics of Technology’ (since 2017)
  • Professional education: "Research Evaluation Course. Methods, Experiences and New Approaches", professional international winter school, University of Twente, since 1995.

Networks and Expert Groups

Stefan Kuhlmann is a member of a number of professional or academic associations in the area of research and innovation policy analysis, including

Publications (selection)

Kuhlmann, S. & Ordóñez-Matamoros, G. (eds.) (2017): Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies: Towards Better Models, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783471911 | Elgaronline http://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781783471904.xml.

Pelizza, A. and Kuhlmann, S. (2017): Mining Governance Mechanisms. Innovation policy, practice and theory facing algorithmic decision-making. In: Carayannis, E.G., Campbell, D.F.J. and Efthymiopoulos, M. (eds.), Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense. Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Theory, Policy and Practice. New York, NY: Springer (http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/political+ science/book/978-1-4939-1027-4)

Kuhlmann, S. & Ordóñez-Matamoros, G. (2017): Introduction: governance of innovation in emerging countries: understanding failures and exploring options. In: Kuhlmann, S. & Ordóñez-Matamoros, G. (eds.) (2017): Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies: Towards Better Models, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 1-34 http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783471911; download: https://www.elgaronline.com/downloadpdf/9781783471904.00005.xml .

Bos, M.W., Hofman, E. and Kuhlmann, S. (2016): An assessment method for system innovation and transition (AMSIT), Int. J. Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2016 185-214 (http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijfip). 

Schulze-Greiving, V., te Kulve, H., Konrad, K., Kuhlmann, S., Pinkse, P. (2016): Nanotechnologie in dienst van veiligheid en justitie: Verkenning van toepassingsmogelijkheden. Enschede/Den Haag (University of Twente & Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum, WODC, Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12232.72962.

Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., Walhout, B. (2016): Developing an Orientating Framework for Strategic Reflection: The Res-AGorA Responsibility Navigator. Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis (TATuP), 25/2, 66-71.

Kuhlmann, S. (2016): Forschungssysteme im Umbruch – Vorausschau, Evaluierung und Gestaltungsoptionen (Einführung). Forschung, Politik – Strategie – Management, 9. Jg., 1-2016, 1 (UWV Universitätsverlag Webler, ISSN 1860-3068).    

Daimer, S. and Kuhlmann, S. (2016): Der europaische Forschungsraum am Scheideweg. Forschung, Politik – Strategie – Management, 9. Jg., 1-2016, 10-15 (UWV Universitätsverlag Webler, ISSN 1860-3068)

Lindner, R. and Kuhlmann, S. (2016): Responsible Research and Innovation und die Governance von Forschung & Innovation: Herausforderungen und Prinzipien. Forschung, Politik – Strategie – Management, 9. Jg., 1-2016, 22-27 (UWV Universitätsverlag Webler, ISSN 1860-3068)

Kuhlmann, S. (2016): Evaluation of Research Has Increased Over Time But it is Necessary. Interview in LabTimes online, http://www.labtimes.org/editorial/e_709.lasso (April 13th, 2016)

Kuhlmann, S. & Rip, A. (2016): The challenge of addressing Grand Challenges. In: von Schomberg, R. (ed.): The Future of Research and Innovation. European Commission (in press)

Kuhlmann, S., Edler, J., and Kallerud, E. (2016): EU research and innovation policy deserves more credit than it gets. Interview with Stefan Kuhlmann and Jakob Edler by Egil Kallerud. Forskningspolitikk 1/2016, 14-19

Kuhlmann, S. and Rip. A. (2016): Opinion Piece: Grand societal and economic challenges: a challenge for key actors in the Norwegian knowledge and innovation system. Forskningspolitikk 1/2016, 13

Kuhlmann, S. and Rip, A. (2016): How the Norwegian research system could cope with grand societal and economic challenges. Report to the Research Council of Norway. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3052.8883

Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., Bedsted, B., Edler, J., Griessler, E., Joly, P.-B., Mejlgaard, N., Pariotti, E., Randles, S. (2016): Introduction: The Res-AGorA journey. In:  Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., Randles, S., Bedsted, B., Gorgoni, G., Griessler, E., Loconto, A., Mejlgaard, N. (eds.): Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe/Germany (Fraunhofer ISI), 8-19 (ISBN: 9-783000-517099; www.res-agora.eu)

Walhout, B., Kuhlmann, S., Ordonez-Matamoros, G., Edler, J. (2016): Res-AGorA concepts and approach. In: Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., Randles, S., Bedsted, B., Gorgoni, G., Griessler, E., Loconto, A., Mejlgaard, N. (eds.): Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe/Germany (Fraunhofer ISI), 46-53 (ISBN: 9-783000-517099; www.res-agora.eu)

Kuhlmann, S., Lindner, R., Randles, S. (2016): Conclusion: making responsibility an institutionalised ambition. In:  Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., Randles, S., Bedsted, B., Gorgoni, G., Griessler, E., Loconto, A., Mejlgaard, N. (eds.): Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe/Germany (Fraunhofer ISI), 159-164 (ISBN: 9-783000-517099; www.res-agora.eu)

van Oost, E.; Kuhlmann, S.; Ordóñez-Matamoros, G.H.; Stegmaier, P. (2016): Futures of Science with and for Society: towards transformative policy orientations. Foresight - The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy, vol. 18, 3, 276 – 296; http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/FS-10-2014-0063

Kuhlmann, S., Edler, J., Ordóñez-Matamoros, G., Randles, S., Walhout, B., Gough, C., Lindner, R. (2015): Responsibility Navigator, Karlsruhe (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI), www.responsibility-navigator.eu

Fresco, L.O.; Martinuzzi, A.; Anvret, M.; Bustelo, M.; Butkus, E.;  Cosnard, M.; Hallen, A.; Harayama, Y.; Herlitschka, S.; Kuhlmann, S.; Nedeltcheva, V.; Pelly, R.F. (2015): Commitment and Coherence. Ex‐Post‐Evaluation of the 7th EU Framework Programme (2007‐2013); (http://ec.europa.eu/research/evaluations/index_en.cfm); DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4192.0083  

Kuhlmann, S. and Rip. A. (2015): New constellations of actors addressing Grand Challenges: Evolving Concertation. KISTEP Inside and Insight, Sept. 2015, 8-11, Seoul/Republic of Korea (ISSN 2288-9574)

Shapira, Ph., Kuhlmann, S. (eds.) (2015): 科技政策评估来自美国与欧洲的经验 (Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe), Beijing/China: Scientific and Technical Documentation Press, ISBN:9787502397876 (http://www.stdp.com.cn/list.asp?id=4142

Molas Gallart, J., Larédo, P., Robinson, D.K.R., Kuhlmann, S., Ordonez-Matamoros, G., Daimer, S., Schoen, A., Stegmaier, P. (2015): European Research Area at Crossroads. Policy Brief of the Forward Visions on the European Research Area (VERA) project. Valencia/ Paris/ Twente/ Karlsruhe (http://eravisions.eu/).

Stegmaier, P. / Kuhlmann, S. / Visser, V.R. (2014): The discontinuation of socio-technical systems as a governance problem. In: Borrás, S. / Edler, J. (eds.): The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar) (Eu-SPRI Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 1), 111-128

OECD, Kuhlmann, S. et al. (2014): Industry and Technology Policies in Korea. OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy, Paris; DOI:10.1787/9789264213227-en

Kuhlmann, S. & Rip, A. (2015): The challenge of addressing Grand Challenges. In: von Schomberg, R. (ed.): The Future of Research and Innovation. European Commission (in press)

Bloemen, R. / Amrit, C. / Kuhlmann, S. / Ordóñez–Matamoros, G. (2014): Innovation Diffusion in Open Source Software, MSR14 Conference proceedings (https://www.conference-publishing.com/download.php?Event=MSR14MAIN&Paper=fdd764302b539eb39cb4839a36ef88&Version=submitted)

Kuhlmann, S., Rip, A. (2014): The challenge of addressing Grand Challenges. A think piece on how innovation can be driven towards the “Grand Challenges” as defined under the European Union Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Report to ERIAB; DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4757.184

Niinikoski, M.-L. / Kuhlmann, S.: Under discursive negotiation: the formation and development of Finnish innovation policy; Science and Public Policy (Oxford University Press; in press, December 2013)

Kuhlmann, S. (2013): Innovation Policies (vis-á-vis Practice and Theory). In: Carayannis, E.D. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8, (Springer Science+Business Media).

Kuhlmann, S. (2013): Strategische und konstruktive Technikfolgenabschätzung. In:  Georg Simonis (ed.): Konzepte und Verfahren der Technikfolgenabschätzung, Wiesbaden (Springer VS), 129-143.  (http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-658-02035-4_8); doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-02035-4_8

Kuhlmann, S. (2012): Technology Assessment as Constructive Design and Governance. In: Angele Reinders, JC Diehl, Han Brezet (eds.): The Power of Design. Hoboken, NJ (Wiley), 100  - 109.

Kuhlmann, S. (2012): Innovation Journey – Navigating Unknown Waters. In: Angele Reinders, JC Diehl, Han Brezet (eds.): The Power of Design. Hoboken, NJ (Wiley), 112 – 117.

Edler, J. / Kuhlmann, S. (2012): Integration of European Research Systems: A Multi-Dimensional Phenomenon. In: D. Jansen (ed.): Towards a European Research Area, Baden-Baden (Nomos), 71-93

Schoen, A.; Könnölä, T.; Warnke, P.; Barré, R.; Kuhlmann, S.: Tailoring Foresight to field specificities. Futures, 2011, 3, 232-242

Edler, J. / Kuhlmann, S. (2011): Integration of European Research Systems: A Multi-Dimensional Phenomenon. In: D. Jansen (ed.): Towards a European Research Area, Baden-Baden (Nomos)

Boon, W.; Moors, E.H.; Kuhlmann, S.; Smits, R.E. (2011): Demand articulation in emerging technologies: intermediary user organisations as coproducers? Research Policy, 40, 242-252

Edler, J.; Kuhlmann, S.; Stegmaier, P. (2010): Fragmentierung und Koordination – Governance der Wissenschafts- und Innovationspolitik in Deutschland. In: Seckelmann, M.; Lange, S.; Horstmann, T. (eds.): Die Gemeinschaftsaufgaben von Bund und Ländern in der Forschungs-, Hochschul- und Bildungspolitik: Analysen, Erfahrungen, Zukunftsperspektiven. Series „Interdisziplinäre Schriften zur Wissenschaftsforschung“, Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2010 (ISBN 978-3-8329-5926-5).

Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P. (eds.) (2010): The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar); ISBN 978 1 84542 848 8

Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P.; Smits, R. (2010): Introduction. A Systemic Perspective: The Innovation Policy Dance. In: Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P. (eds.): The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 1-22

Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.;  Teubal, M. (2010):  A System-Evolutionary Approach for Innovation Policy. In: Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P. (eds.): The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 417-448

Shapira, P.; Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S. (2010): An Outlook on Innovation Policy, Theory and Practice. In: Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S.; Shapira, P. (eds.): The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 449-466

Kuhlmann, S. (2010): The Dutch style of problem orientation becomes academic mainstream' (blog), http://www.sustainabilitytransitions.com/en/blog/2010/05/19/the-dutch-style-of-problem-orientation-becomes-academic-mainstream

Georghiou, L.; Cassingena Harper, J.; Esterle, L.; Kuhlmann, S. (2009): Gearing European R&D towards sustainability – "RD4SD" Exercise. Luxembourg (Office for Official Publications of the European Communities), ISBN 978-92-79-12423-5

Kuhlmann, S. (2009): Die außeruniversitäre Forschung unter Reformdruck - Aufbrechen der Versäulung oder Entdifferenzierung? In: Jansen, D. (ed.): Neue Governance für die Forschung, Baden-Baden (Nomos, „Interdsziplinare Schriften zur Wissenschaftsforschung“), 75-81 (ISBN 978-3-8329-4221-2)

Kuhlmann, S. (2009): Evaluation von Forschungs- und Innovationspolitik in Deutschland; Stand und Perspektiven. In: Thomas Widmer/Wolfgang Beywl/Carlo Fabian (eds.): Evaluation. Ein systematisches Handbuch, Wiesbaden (VS-Verlag) (ISBN 978-3-531-15741-2), 283-294

The Open Method of Coordination in Research Policy: Assessment and Recommendations. A Report from the Expert Group for the follow-up of the research aspects of the revised Lisbon strategy, Brussels 2009 (European Commission) (with Borrás, S. / Leon, G. / Bucar, M. / Edler, J. / Halme, K. / Havas, A. / Molas Gallart, J. / Nauwelaers, C. / Romanainen, J. / Tsipouri, L.)

Lisbon Strategy: Between revolution and illusion - The governance challenge for knowledge policies, Synthesis Report of the Lisbon Expert Group, Brussels 2008 (European Commission, EUR 23469) (with Leon, G. / Borras, S. / Bucar, M. / Kneucker, R. / Nauwelaers, C. / Romanainen, J.)

Edler, J. / Kuhlmann, S. (2008): Co-ordination within fragmentation. Governance in knowledge policy in the German federal system. In: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 35, Nr 4, May 2008, pp. 265-276

Heinze, T.; Kuhlmann, S. (2008): Across institutional boundaries? Research collaboration in German public sector nanoscience, In: Research Policy, 37, 888–899

Boon, W. P.C. / Moors, E.H.M. / Kuhlmann, S. / Smits, R E.H.M. (2008): Demand articulation in intermediary organisations: The case of orphan drugs in the Netherlands. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 75, 5, June 2008, 644-671

Forschungs- und Innovationssysteme im internationalen Wettbewerb. In: Schütte, G. (ed.): Der Wettlauf um das Wissen. Zur Außenwissenschaftspolitik, Berlin 2008 (Berlin University Press), 52-58

Formative Evaluation in reflexiver Forschungspolitik. In: Bergmann, M. / Schramm, (eds.): Transdisziplinäre Forschung. Integrative Forschungsprozesse verstehen und bewerten, Frankfurt 2008 (Campus), 203-231 (with J. Edler)

Identifying Creative Research Accomplishments: Methodology and Results for Nanotechnology and Human Genetics. In: Scientometrics, Vol. 70, No. 1 (2007) 125–152 (with Heinze, Th. / Shapira, Ph. / Senker, J.);

Functions of Innovation Systems: A new approach for analysing technological change. In: Technological Forecasting & Social Change, vol. 74, 2007, Issue 4, 413-432 (with Hekkert, M.P. / Suurs, R.A.A. / Negro, S. / Smits, R.);

How is Innovation Influenced by Science and Technology Policy Governance? Transatlantic Comparisons. In: Hage, J. / Meeus, M. (eds.): Innovation, Science, and Institutional Change; A Research Handbook, Oxford 2006 (Oxford University Press) (ISBN-10: 0-19-929919-6), 232-255 (with Shapira, P.);

The rise of systemic instruments in innovation policy. In: Int. J. Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP), Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, 2004, 4-32 (with Smits, R.);

Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy – the European Research Area, Cheltenham (E. Elgar) 2003 (co-edited with J. Edler and M. Behrens);

Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe, Cheltenham (E. Elgar) 2003 (co-edited with Ph. Shapira);

Governance of Innovation Policy in Europe – Three Scenarios, Research Policy, 30, issue 6/2001.