Henning Kroll studied economic geography and economis at the Universities of Hannover and Bristol. In 2006 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe. As a as a senior researcher in the Competence Center Policy - Industry – Innovation his work focuses on the analysis and evaluation of regional innovation and technology policy, smart specialisation, advanced manufacturing in German and European regions, regional innovation and technology indicators and cluster-based regional development. He works and publishes regularly on strategic regional innovation policy, notably on smart specialisation.
During his session he will discuss strategies to promote and facilitate entrepreneurial discovery in regions.