Dr. Carolin Baedeker

Vice-Director and Co-Head of Research Unit Innovation Labs

Education and Academic Training

  • 2012 Dr. rer. nat., University of Cologne
  • 1997 - 1998 Diploma thesis at the Wuppertal Institute with the title "Flächenintensitätsanalyse von Produkten" (Analysis of the surface use intensity of products)
  • 1990 - 1998 Studies of Geography in Cologne
  • 1988 - 1990 Apprenticeship as industrial clerk at A. Nattermann & Cie. GmbH, Cologne

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019 Co-Head of Research Unit Innovation Labs
  • Since 2006 Co-Director of the Division
  • 2007 - 2014 Member of the board of the Club of Wuppertal e.V.
  • 2002 - 2005 Project Co-ordinator at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2000 - 2006 Managing director of the Club of Wuppertal e.V. - Forum for sustainable middle-sized companies
  • 2000 Junior Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 1998 Freelancer at the Wuppertal Institute

Research Focus

  • User integrated innovations for sustainability (Sustainable LivingLabs)
  • Real-laboratory research
  • Social-ecological transformation
  • Art, culture, sustainability
  • Sustainablity potentials of the sharing economy
  • Co-operations and networks
  • Education for sustainability, transformative economy
  • Governance and management instruments
  • Sustainable consumption

Teaching / Memberships

  • Since 2023, assessor of the NEXT.IN.NRW innovation competition as part of the ERDF/JTF program NRW
  • Since 2020 Reviewer BMBF funding guideline "KMU-innovativ Bioökonomie"
  • Since 2016 Member of the Advisory Board Verbraucherzentrale NRW
  • Since 2012 teaching assignment at the Geographic Institute of the University of Cologne

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