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1. Fraunhofer ISI

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) has been one of the research institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. since 1972. It analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. The Competence Centers Energy Policy and Energy Markets and Energy Technology and Energy Systems work on studies and projects of how to achieve efficient energy use, sustainable energy supply structures and sustainable infrastructures. For many years now, Fraunhofer ISI has been conducting technical, economic and social science analyses of the options of rational energy use, energy source substitution and the use of renewable energy sources in every sector of energy consumption. In the field of climate protection and climate policy, Fraunhofer ISI has been monitoring the development of the European Emissions Trading Scheme for a long time at both national and European level and develops suggestions for longer term climate strategies. Within the scope of implementing the EU directive on end-use energy efficiency and energy services, the Fraunhofer ISI is advising the European Union, national ministries and other countries on questions concerning the evaluation of energy saving measures. In the field of renewable energies within Germany and the EU, Fraunhofer ISI is examining their potentials, costs and market diffusion, the optimal design of policy instruments, the impacts of actor behavior on market development as well as acceptance issues. Another work focus is analyzing the innovation impacts of climate and energy policy instruments.


Karoline Rogge

Karolin RoggeDr. Karoline Rogge is the project coordinator of GRETCHEN and has been a researcher at Fraunhofer ISI since September 2004. She works in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets and has detailed institutional knowledge of national, European and international climate policies as well as innovation in the power sector. In addition, she has been Lecturer in Energy Policy and Sustainability at the University of Sussex, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit since November 2013. Methodologically, her work focuses on innovation surveys and interviews and their statistically-econometric as well as qualitative analysis. Karoline Rogge holds a PhD from ETH Zurich (PhD supervisor Professor Volker Hoffmann). Her thesis empirically analyzed the innovation impact of the EU emission trading system in the power sector by combining elements from neoclassical environmental economics and evolutionary innovation economics. Prior to this, she studied Economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and at the University of Maryland, USA. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science in Geo-Ecology from the Technical University Mining Academy Freiberg. Before joining Fraunhofer ISI, Karoline Rogge was a consultant at the World Bank Institute in Washington, DC, USA in the division Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Development, with an emphasis on capacity building in environment and natural resource management and a consultant to the Environment Directorate of the OECD in Paris.

Barbara Breitschopf

Barbara BreitschopfDr. Barbara Breitschopf studied Agricultural Science at the University of Hohenheim; Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences of Agriculture in 1992. She gained a Master of Arts in Economics (MA) at Ohio State University in 1997 and a PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Hohenheim in 2003. She visited developing countries between 1991 and 1992 for study purposes. From 1993 to 1995 she was a trainee then employee at the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. From 1997 to 2001, she was a research associate at the University of Hohenheim in the field of rural financial markets and acted as a consultant for organizations of economic cooperation. Prior to joining the ISI, she was a teaching and research associate at the University of Karlsruhe from 2001 to 2005 at the Institute for Economic Policy and Economic Research where she focused on technological competitiveness, innovation and technological change. Between 2005 and 2007 she held the position as assistant to the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe. Since 2008, she has been a research associate in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Systems with a focus on renewable energy. Between 2008 and 2010 she was a lecturer at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg and has been teaching at the University Karlsruhe since 2010. Her work interests include policy analysis, the evaluation of economic instruments, economic analysis and financing in the field of renewable energies, innovation research related to renewable energies, methods in biomass use, and the design and evaluation of institutional structures of the emissions trading system.

Katharina Mattes

Katharina MattesKatharina Mattes studied business engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique in Grenoble, France. The main focus of her studies was on logistics, production planning, production technologies and strategic management. Graduation in 2009 ("Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieurin" equivalent of M.Sc.). Since February 2010 she has been employed as a research fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe in the Competence Center Industrial and Service Innovations. The main focus of her research is on innovation management, technology diffusion, service innovation, industrial services, resource efficiency in production and strategic management in manufacturing industries. Since 2011 she is a PhD candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin, Chair of Innovation Management.


We would like to thank our former colleagues Kristin Reichardt, Paul Boedeker, Franziska Borkel, Hans Marth and Ute Weißfloch for their contributions to the GRETCHEN project.

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