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  • Research group "Innovation and Structural Economics"

    „The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.“ (John Maynard Keynes)


to the Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change

In April 2014, Jutta Günther, together with Iciar Dominguez Lacasa, Björn Jindra, and Philipp Marek from the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Halle (IWH), joined the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen. Together with Marcel Lange (IT specialist), we joined forces to continue and expand our research in structural change and innovation. Since then, the group has grown continuously based on numerous activities. The contributions of Muhamed Kudic in the years 2017 to 2019 played a significant role in this. Today, we work as an international team of about 20 members. Our research is structured in four areas: (1) System transformation and structural change, (2) Internationalisation and Digitalisation, (3) Innovation and New Technologies as well as (4) Sustainability, energy, and environmental innovation.

Since April 1, 2020, Jutta Günther has also held the position of Vice President for Research, Young Academics and Transfer at the University of Bremen.

Five years at the University of Bremen

Report from April 2014 to March 2019 as pdf download

Prof. Günther

Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther

University of Bremen
Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
28359 Bremen

E-Mail: office-guenther(at)
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66630


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Job advertisement for a doctoral position in the field of "Sustainability, Energy and Environmental innovations"

At the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen there is, for the next possible date, a vacant position at the chair of Innovation and Structural Economics (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther):

Research Assistant (PhD candidate) – salary 13 TV-L (50% part time)

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INNcentive program for young researchers celebrates its scholarship holders

INNcentive is a program jointly run by the Stifterverband and the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen to support young innovation researchers. Since 2017, three cohorts of master's students and PhD students have been supported in writing their theses. The program…

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Jutta Günther on the expert hearing in the Deputation for Economic Affairs and Labor

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What a year!

The year 2020 presented us with many challenges. Nothing turned out as we had planned at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, we achieved a lot together in an extraordinary year and, above all, learned to be flexible and to improvise. We look back: Start of the H2B project + Co-organization of…

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MDR publishes podcast on the panel discussion "30 Years of German Unity"

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) has published a podcast resulting from the panel discussion on "30 Years of Economic and Monetary Union: Successes and Mistakes" held on October 22, 2020. The Bremen-based "Mod-Block-DDR" project team had organized the panel discussion together with the Leipzig Forum…

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Jutta Günther as a guest at the VDI Technology Center's "Wake-up Call"

On December 8, Jutta Günther, an innovation economist and expert on innovation policy, participated in the early morning hours in the "Wake-up Call", an innovative online event format of the VDI Technology Center Berlin. Silke Stahl-Rolf (Head of "Innovation" at the VDI Technology Center) moderated…

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