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Ann Hipp

Ann Hipp

Scientific employee


Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2120

Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66640



  • Transformation of systems und industries
  • Innovation and invention processes
  • Collaborations and technology transfer


Ann Hipp currently holds a position as postdoc in the research group “Economics of Innovation and Structural Change” (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther) at the University of Bremen. Since 2016, she was a research fellow of the Graduate Academy at TU Dresden and worked as research associate in the Research Group Knowledge and Technology Transfer (Dr. Matthias Geissler). She engaged in teaching in the areas of innovation systems, firm and regional analysis, and quantitative methods.

Her dissertation is about the influence of innovation activities and policy support on industry dynamics for the case of the solar photovoltaics industry. Her work is reviewed by international leading-edge journals such as Research Policy and rewarded by Stifterverband, DAAD, MEXT Japan and VW Foundation. She was a guest researcher at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and ETH Zurich and frequently presents her work at renowned conferences such as the DRUID, EAEPE and International Schumpeter Conference.

She graduated in Economics at TU Dresden and TU Chemnitz and visited the Audencia School of Management and Lappeenranta University of Technology in the scope of the Erasmus Exchange Program. During her studies, she gained practical experience at ifo, IWH and Dresden Leibniz Graduate School.

Her research interests are in the fields of system transformations, industry dynamics, innovation and invention processes, collaborations and technology transfer.


Academic education and degrees


Research associate (Postdoc)
University of Bremen
Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change


Visiting scholar
ETH Zurich - Eawag
Department Environmental Social Sciences

01.2018 – 05.2018  

Visiting scholar
Hitotsubashi University Tokyo
Graduate School of Economics

09.2016 – 05.2019    

Research associate (PhD Candidate)
TU Dresden
Research Group Knowledge and Technology Transfer 

08.2015 – 08.2016    

Research associate
University of Mannheim
Chair of Marketing and Innovation

03. – 04.2014    

ifo Institute for Economic Research

08. – 10.2013  

Research assistant
Dresden Leibnitz Graduate School

05.2013 – 09.2014    Student assistant
TU Dresden
Research Group InnoTech4Health

04. – 07.2011    

TU Chemnitz
Chair of Organization

09.2010 – 08.2011    

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Innovation and Structural Change



06.2019 - 11.2022

Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR (Mod-Block-DDR)

Project partners: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Technical University Berlin

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


2018 - 2019 

Globalization and Innovation (TU Dresden)


Quantitative Methods (TU Dresden)

2017 - 2018

Firm and Regional Analysis (TU Dresden)

2017 - 2018

Scientific and Practical Working (TU Dresden)

2015 - 2016 

Marketing in Specific Industry Contexts (University of Mannheim)


Intercultural Communication and Cooperation (TU Chemnitz)



Hipp, A.: Innovation activities, policy support and the industry life cycle: The case of solar photovoltaics (dissertation).

Hipp, A.; Binz, C.: Firm survival in complex value chains and global innovation systems: Evidence from solar photovoltaics (revise & resubmit).

Hipp, A.: R&D collaborations throughout the industry life cycle: Evidence from German photovoltaics manufacturing (revise & resubmit).

Hipp, A.; Kalthaus, M.: Innovative activities and firm survival during the life cycle of the German photovoltaics industry (under review).