Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf

External PhD candidate


Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Systemanalyse (SYS)
Meitnerstr. 1
70563 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 78 70-344
Fax: +49 (0)711 78 70-100



  • Dynamic Innovation-Networks

  • Innovation Indicators

  • Diffusion of Innovations

ORCID profile:


Since Febraury 01, 2018 Patrick Wolf is an external PhD candidate in the working group of Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther at the University of Bremen. He studied Transportation Economics (M.Sc.) and Industrial Engineering (M.Sc.) at the Dresden University of Technology focusing on Innovation Economics, Technology Management, Spatial Economics and International Transport Policy. Since July 2017 he works as research associate at the “Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)”. In his dissertation, he engages in analysing the dynamics of innovation networks with focus on electric mobility.

Academic education and degrees

Since 02/2018External doctoral candidate

University of Bremen, Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change

Working title of dissertation: "Dynamic Innovation Networks – State of the Art and New Approaches”
Since 06/2017Research associate

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

Research in the area of innovation processes and innovation networks with focus on renewable energies and electric mobility, Research regarding the diffusion of innovations
10/2013 – 06/2017Master in Industrial Engineering

TU Dresden

1. Technology Management & Economics of Innovation
2. Transport Engineering (with focus on automotive technology)
3. Aerospace Technology

Title of thesis: "Are all innovation-rejectors equal?A comparison of the personal characteristics of active and passive resistors."

Degree: Master of Science 
10/2010 – 10/2013Master in Transport Economics

TU Dresden

1. International Transport Politics
2. Transport Operation Management & Logistics

Title of thesis: "Influence of accessibility on transport mode choice"

Degree Master of Science 
10/2007 – 10/2010Bachelor in Transport Economics

TU Dresden

1. Competition Economics
2. Spatial Economics

Title of thesis: "Stretegy development of airlines"

Degree: Bachelor of Science 


Since 01/2018Network- and Output Measurement – Indicators for transformative technology fields - NEO-Indikatorik

Project lead: Dr. Muhamed Kudic

Duration: till 2020

Project start: 01.01.2018

Funded by: BMBF

Project consortium: Universität Bremen, Stifterverband, FOM, ZSW Baden Württemberg
Since 06/2017Kopernikus ENavi

Project lead: Dr. Stefan Stückrad

Duration: till 09/2019

Project start: 01.10.2016

Funded by: BMBF
02/2014 – 12/2014Interdisciplinary Junior Research Group „INNOTECH4HEALTH“

Project lead: Dr. Sebastian Gurtner

Duration: till 31.12.2014

Project start: 01.07.2012

Funded by: ESF

Workshops, Conferences and Summer Schools

28/03 - 29/03

Tagung Wissenstransfer und Wissensproduktion in Netzwerken  und ihre Untersuchung mittels Netzwerkanalyse

Kladroba, A., Kudic, M., Friz, K., Buchmann, T., Wolf, P. (2019). “Netzwerk- und Outputmessung - Indikatorik für transformative Technologiefelder”

16/05 - 17/05

8th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting

Wolf, P., Buchmann, T. (2019). „Dynamics in European Research Networks. An Analysis of Dynamics and Transformation in the European Automotive Research“

14/11 - 16/114th RA [X] ‘Networks’ Workshop - Budapest, Hungary

Buchmann, T.; Wolf, P.: "Measuring Plasticity of  Automotive Innovation Networks"
26/06 - 28/06IV International Workshop on Computational Economics and Econometrics - Rom, Italy

Buchmann, T.; Wolf, P., Fidaschek, S.: "Stimulating e-mobility diffusion in Germany: An agent-based simulation approach"
11/06 - 13/06DRUID 2018 - Kopenhagen, Denmark

Hain, D., Jurowetzki, R., Buchmann, T.; Wolf, P.: "A vector worth a thousand counts - a temporal semantic similarity approach to patent impact prediction"
08/09 - 10/09Ökobilanzwerkstatt 2014 - Dresden, Germany

Wolf, P.; Seifert, C.: "LCA in Krankenhäusern - Ein  systematischer Review"


Seifert, C., Koep, L., Wolf, P., & Guenther, E. (2019). Life cycle assessment as decision support tool for environmental management in hospitals: A literature review. Health Care Management Review.
Kladroba, A., Kudic, M., Friz, K., Buchmann, T., & Wolf, P. (2018). Technologien statt Branchen: Eine Neuauswertung der FuE-Erhebung 2015. AStA Wirtschafts-und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, 12(2), 87-104.
Buchmann, T., & Wolf, P. (2018). Breakthrough Inventions in Solar PV and Wind Technologies: Identification and Explanation. SSRN