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Petra Ahrweiler

Professor of Innovation and Tech Mgt

School Of Business
Belfield Office Park - 8
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7165367
Email: petra.ahrweiler@ucd.ie

Biography

Petra Ahrweiler is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, Founding Director of UCD´s Innovation Research Unit IRU. She studied Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg finishing with her Ph.D. in the area of Science and Technology Studies at the Free University Berlin. Since her habilitation thesis at the University of Bielefeld on  innovation dynamics in knowledge societies she worked as a Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG and as a Professor at the Social Sciences Department Social Sciences, University of Hamburg in Germany, before coming to UCD in 2007. Petra Ahrweiler has long experience as principal investigator of international projects on research and innovation networks, e.g. the EU projects on Simulating Self-Organizing Innovation Networks (SEIN), on Network Models, Governance, and R&D Collaboration Networks (NEMO), or on Managing Emerging Technologies for Economic Impact (ManETEI). She holds various research awards and is a member of a number of advisory boards of technology policy and social aspects of new technologies in both governmental and academic organisations such as DG INFSO of the European Commission. 

For further Information, please visit the IRU Website.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Best-Paper-Award of the EU FP7 Support Action "Crossroad" (ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling)
Year: 2008.
Title: Permanent Visiting Scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT/USA, Engineering Systems Division and Sloan School of Management, member of affiliated Staff and Faculty
Year: 2006.
Title: Awarded Heisenberg Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
Year: 2005.
Title: Awarded Individual Membership for the EU Network of Excellence on Complex Systems EXYSTENCE (FP5+FP6)
Year: 2001.
Title: Research Award of the German Center on Mediation for the Habilitation Thesis (Centrale fuer Mediation in Deutschland)
Year: 2000.
Title: Project funding under the Bennigsen Award Scheme for young researchers in Northrhine Westphalia
Year: 1997.
Title: Habilitation Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
Year: 1994.
Title: Postdoc Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
Year: 1993.
Title: Kurt-Hartwig-Siemers Award of the Hamburg Science Foundation for the PhD Thesis (Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung)
Year: 1990.
Title: PhD Scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
Year: 1987.
Title: Student Scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)

Associations

Association: Academy of Management (AOM), Function/Role: Member of TIM section
Association: Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Function/Role: Member
Association: The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), Function/Role: member
Association: American Sociological Association (ASA), Function/Role: Member of Economic Sociology section
Association: Complex Systems Society (CSS), Function/Role: Member
Association: European Complex Systems Society (ECCS), Function/Role: Member
Association: German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Function/Role: Member of Selection Board
Association: Deutscher Hochschulverband, Function/Role: Member
Association: German Society of Sociology (DGS), Function/Role: Member of Modelling and Simulation section
Association: Society of Science and Technology Studies (GWTF), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Petra Ahrweiler, Michel Schilperoord, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert; (2011) Using Network Analysis and agent-based Simulation for Ex-Ante Evaluation of Horizon 2020. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Conference in Complex Systems (ECCS 2011), Vienna, Austria , 12-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2011) Introduction. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Open Innovation Symposium (TOIS), UCD, Dublin , 21-JUN-11 - 21-JUN-11.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2011) Modelling Innovation - The Challenge. [Invited Lecture], European Flagship FuturICT Meeting, ETH Zurich, Switzerland , 16-JUN-11 - 16-JUN-11.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2011) Applying Simulation & Computation to Innovation Research. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition (FET2011), Budapest, Hungary , 04-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11.
Petra Ahrweiler, Nigel Gilbert and Andreas Pyka; (2011) Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks ¿ Historical Perspectives. [Keynote Address], First Workshop of the SKIN Community, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany , 31-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11.
Petra Ahrweiler and Andreas Pyka; (2011) Agency and Structure ¿ Simulating Innovation Networks. [Oral Presentation], Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference 2011, New York (USA) , 24-JAN-11 - 27-FEB-11.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) The socio-cultural Dynamics of Innovation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cultural Dimensions of Innovation Conference, Newman House, Dublin , 15-NOV-10 - 16-NOV-10.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Innovation in complex social Systems. [Invited Lecture], Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies Lecture Series, George Mason University, Fairfax (USA) , 08-NOV-10 - 08-NOV-10.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Simulating the Role of Multi-National Companies for Innovation Networks. [Oral Presentation], 2010 Computational Social Simulation Society Conference (CSSS 2010), Tempe, Arizona (USA) , 04-NOV-10 - 07-NOV-10.
Ahrweiler, P., Schilperoord, M., Gilbert, N., Pyka, A.; (2010) Simulating the role of MNEs for knowledge and capital dynamics in regional innovation networks (full paper). [International Refereed Conference], World Congress on Social Simulation WCSS2010, Kassel, Germany , 06-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10.
Ahrweiler, P., Schilperoord, M.; (2010) Simulating the role of MNEs for knowledge diffusion in innovation networks. [International Refereed Conference], Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes, Vienna, Austria , 08-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.
Ahrweiler, P., Schilperoord, M.; (2010) Simulating the role of MNCs in Irish innovation networks. [International Refereed Conference], Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies, Oldenburg, Germany , 26-FEB-10 - 27-FEB-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Innovation Processes in complex socio-economic Systems: and ICT Perspective. [Invited Lecture], COST High-Level Research Conference 'Future Internet and Society', Naples, Italy , 02-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Innovation Networks. [Chaired Session], European Association for Science and Technology Studies Conference EASST, University of Trento, Italy , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler and Dr. Michel Schilperoord; (2010) Simulating the Role of Irish MNCs. [Oral Presentation], Intertrade Ireland Innovation Conference 2010, University College Dublin , 28-JUN-10 - 29-JUN-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Systems Theory, Network Analysis and agent-based Simulation: a triadic Research Framework applied to Innovation Research. [Oral Presentation], Epistemological Perspectives on Simulation EPOS 2010, Technical University of Harburg, Germany , 22-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) A new Model of Knowledge Representation. [Invited Lecture], Second Annual Meeting COST Action MP 0801 'Physics of Conflict and Competition', Burgas, Bulgaria , 26-MAY-10 - 28-MAY-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler, Michel Schilperoord, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert ; (2010) Simulating the Role of MNEs for Knowledge Diffusion in Innovation Networks. [Oral Presentation], Workshop 'Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes', University of Vienna, Austria , 08-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler, Tyll Krueger and Hannes Brauckmann ; (2010) Semantic Landscapes. [Oral Presentation], Workshop 'Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes', University of Vienna, Austria , 08-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Governing Innovation Processes in complex social Systems. [Oral Presentation], European Meeting of Cynbernetics and Systems Research EMCSR 2010, University of Vienna, Austria , 06-APR-10 - 09-APR-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) SKIN as Simuation Platform for future Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Post-NEMO Conference, University of Hohenheim, Germany , 15-MAR-10 - 17-MAR-10.
Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) Quality of Research between preventing and making a Difference. [Invited Lecture], Quality Commons Workshop, Sorbonne, Paris, France , 27-JAN-10 - 30-JAN-10.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) The Role of University-Industry Links for Innovation Networks. [Invited Lecture], Modelling Science, Rathenau Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 07-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09.
Ramon Scholz, Terhi Nokkala, Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert; (2009) SKEIN: Simulating EU Framework Programmes. [International Refereed Conference], ESSA 2009, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK , 14-SEP-09 - 18-SEP-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Agent-based Modelling of EU Framework Programmes. [Invited Lecture], PRIME - European Research Networks: Time to re-think their Rationale and Governance?, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium , 09-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) The SKIN Model. [Invited Lecture], Giessen Symposium (Giessener Abendgespraeche), University of Giessen, Germany , 17-JUN-09 - 18-JUN-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Managing Innovation in Networks. [Invited Lecture], CMC Dublin 2009, Complexity and Innovation in turbulent Times, Newman House, Dublin , 12-JUN-09 - 14-JUN-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) The Role of University-Industry Links for Innovation Networks. [Invited Lecture], Intertrade Ireland Innovation Conference 2009, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Simulating Innovation Networks. [Invited Lecture], Evolution and Complexity, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy , 27-MAY-09 - 01-JUN-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Cluster Policies and the Research/Industry Interface - the Case of Ireland. [Invited Lecture], European Institute of Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM), Senior Management Forum 2009, Cambridge, UK , 13-MAY-09 - 15-MAY-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Simulating Innovation Networks. [Invited Lecture], WI Forum, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany , 30-APR-09 - 30-APR-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Innovation Lecture. [Chaired Session], All-Ireland Innovation Programme, NovaUCD , 02-APR-09 - 02-APR-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) The Role of Innovation for economic Recovery. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Challenges to Innovation, UCD Research , 01-APR-09 - 01-APR-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Simulating EU-funded R&D networks. [Oral Presentation], Madeira Math Encounters XXXVI: Networks and Feynman Integrals, Funchal, Portugal , 23-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09.
Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) Agent-based simulation of innovation processes. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Engaging with Social Science, Chantilly, France , 14-JAN-09 - 15-JAN-09.
Ahrweiler, P.; (2008) Innovation in complex social Systems. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Innovation in complex social Systems, Dublin , 10-DEC-08 - 12-DEC-08.
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N. and Pyka, A.; (2008) Agency and Structure: simulating Innovation Networks. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Management Conference 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA , 08-AUG-08 - 13-AUG-08.
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N. and Pyka, A.; (2008) Social Simulation of Knowledge Dynamics. [International Refereed Conference], World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS 2008), Budapest, Hungary , 25-JUN-08 - 29-JUN-08.
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N. and Pyka, A.; (2008) Agent-based Simulation of Innovation Networks. [International Refereed Conference], R&D Management Conference RADMA 2008, Ottawa, Canada , 17-JUN-08 - 20-JUN-08.

Committees

Committee : European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
Committee : Scientific Expert Committee EU/FP7 Support Action ENSEMBLE
Committee : Scientific Expert Committee EU/FP7 Support Action CROSSROAD
Committee : National Science Foundation (NSF)
Committee : European Science Foundation, Strasbourg (ESF)
Committee : DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Committee : Economic and Social Research Council, UK (ESRC)
Committee : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK (EPSRC)
Committee : Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Committee : Dutch National Science Foundation
Committee : AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Evaluation Panel for the Foresight and Policy Department
Committee : UCD Innovation Alliance/Innovation Taskforce
Committee : European Institute of Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM)
Committee : National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Ireland
Committee : NEMO Management Board
Committee : Planning Group of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation for JAGFOS activities

Employment

Employer: UCD School of Business, University College Dublin
Position: Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Director of UCD Innovation Research Unit IRU
Employer: Research Centre Media and Politics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Position: Heisenberg Fellow, Head of the Unit Innovation Research and Vice-Head of the Centre, Coordinator EU project NEMO
Employer: Department of Social Sciences and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Position: Temporary Professor
Employer: Institute of Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Project Co-ordinator, Senior Lecturer (Priv.Doz.)

Education

Year 2000 Institution: University of Bielefeld, Germa
Qualification: HABILITATION Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: Free University of Berlin, DE
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University of Hamburg, Germany
Qualification: Diplom Subject: Sociology

Languages

German:
English:
French:

Consultancy

Client: European Commission (DG INFSO)
Client: The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
Client: National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Ireland
Client: EEN Ireland External Advisory Group (EEN Ireland EAG)

Outreach Activities

Organising international conferences 

Details: http://casl.ucd.ie/iru/index.php/news-a-events

Reviews

Research Policy: Reviewer.
American Journal Of Sociology: Reviewer.
European Planning Studies: Reviewer.
Journal Of Artificial Societies And Social Simulation: Reviewer.
Journal Of Evolutionary Economics: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Innovation And Technology Management: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Foresight And Technology Policy: Reviewer.
Irish Journal Of Management: Reviewer.

Other Activities

2009    Central European University (Summer Academy SUN): Complex Systems and Social Simulations, Course: CSS and Innovation, Budapest, Hungary (July, 13-24)

http://www.sun.ceu.hu/01-about/course-archive/2009/02-courses/course-sites/complex/index-complex.php

 

2008    Central European University (Summer Academy SUN): Complex Systems and Social Simulations, Course: CSS and Innovation, Budapest, Hungary (July, 7-18)

http://www.sun.ceu.hu/01-about/course-archive/2008/02-courses/course-sites/complex/index-complex.php

 

2007    Summer University German National Merit Foundation, Course: Agent-based Simulation, La Villa, Austria (August, 26 – September, 8)

http://www.studienstiftung.de/start.html?&L=1

 

2004    Summer University German National Merit Foundation, Course: Innovation Networks, Rovinj, Istria (September, 19 – October, 2)   

http://www.studienstiftung.de/start.html?&L=1

 

 

Publications

Books

Ahrweiler, P.; (2001) Informationstechnik und Kommunikationsmanagement. Netzwerksimulation fuer die Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung. Frankfurt/New York: Campus. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (1995) Kuenstliche Intelligenz-Forschung in Deutschland. Die Etablierung eines Hochtechnologie-Fachs. Muenster/New York: Waxmann. [Details]

Book Chapters

Ahrweiler, P., Schilperoord, M., Gilbert, N., Pyka, A.; (2012) 'Simulating the role of MNCs for knowledge and capital dynamics in networks of innovation' In: Heidenreich, M (eds). Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. [Details]
Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) 'Innovation in complex social Systems – An Introduction' In: Petra Ahrweiler (eds). Innovation in complex social Systems. London: Routledge. [Details]
Petra Ahrweiler; (2010) 'Innovation in complex social Systems – Some Conclusions' In: Petra Ahrweiler (eds). Innovation in complex social Systems. London: Routledge. [Details]
Ramon Scholz, Terhi Nokkala, Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert; (2010) 'The agent-based Nemo Model (SKEIN) – Simulating European Framework Programmes' In: Petra Ahrweiler (eds). Innovation in complex social Systems. London: Routledge. [Details]
Nigel Gilbert, Petra Ahrweiler and Andreas Pyka; (2010) 'Learning in Innovation Networks: some Simulation Experiments' In: Petra Ahrweiler (eds). Innovation in complex social Systems. London: Routledge. [Details]
Andreas Pyka, Petra Ahrweiler and Nigel Gilbert; (2009) 'Agent-based Modelling of Innovation Networks: The Fairytale of Spillovers. ' In: Andreas Pyka and Andrea Scharnhorst (eds). Innovation Networks. New Approaches in Modeling and Analyzing. Berlin/New York: Springer. [Details]
Nigel Gilbert and Petra Ahrweiler; (2009) 'The Epistemologies of Social Simulation Research' In: Flaminio Squazzoni (eds). Epistemological Aspects of Computer Simulation in the Social Sciences. Berlin/New York: Springer. [Details]
Andreas Pyka, Petra Ahrweiler and Nigel Gilbert; (2006) 'Knowledge-generation and -distribution processes in Innovation Collaborations and Networks' In: Robert Trappl (eds). Cybernetics and Systems Vol.2. Vienna: Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2005) 'Gesellschaftliche Kohaesion durch Kommunikationstechnologie? Zur Interdependenz von technischem und sozialem Wandel' In: Ahrweiler,P. and Thomass, B (eds). Internationale partizipatorische Kommunikationspolitik. Muenster/New York: LIT. [Details]
Ahrweiler P. Gilbert N. and Pyka, A.; (2004) 'Die Simulation von Lernen in Innovationsnetzwerken' In: Florian, M. and Hillebrandt, F (eds). Adaption und Lernen in und von Organisationen. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag. [Details]
Ahrweiler P. Gilbert N. and Pyka, A.; (2004) 'Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks' In: Leombruni, R. and Richiardi, M (eds). Industry and Labor Dynamics: the Agent-based Computational Economics Approach. Singapore: World Scientific Press. [Details]
Pyka, A., Gilbert, N., and Ahrweiler, P.; (2003) 'Simulating Innovation Networks' In: Pyka, A. and Kueppers, G (eds). Innovation Networks. Theory and Practice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P., de Jong, S. and Windrum, P.; (2003) 'Evaluating Innovation Networks' In: Pyka, A. and Kueppers, G (eds). Innovation Networks. Theory and Practice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2003) 'Computer-Mediation: Softwaregestuetztes Kommunikations- und Konfliktmanagement' In: Christaller, T. and Wehner, J (eds). Autonome Maschinen. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2000) 'Die Integration heterogener Wissenssysteme auf dem Computer' In: Ohly, H.P. et al (eds). Globalisierung und Wissensorganisation: Neue Aspekte fuer Wissen, Wissenschaft und Informationssysteme. Wuerzburg: Ergon. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P. and Woermann, S.; (1998) 'Computer Simulations in Science and Technology Studies' In: Ahrweiler, P. and Gilbert, N (eds). Computer Simulations in Science and Technology Studies. Berlin, New York: Springer. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P. and Wolkenhauer, R.; (1998) 'SiSiFOS - Simulating Studies on the internal Formation and the Organization of Science' In: Ahrweiler, P. and Gilbert, N (eds). Computer Simulations in Science and Technology Studies. Berlin, New York: Springer. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (1998) 'Theories in (Inter)Action: A complex dynamic System for Theory Evaluation in Science' In: Bar-Yam, Y (eds). Unifying Themes in Complex Systems. Boston: Perseus Books. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (1997) 'Negotiating a new Science: Artificial Intelligence' In: Etzkowitz, H. and Leydesdorff, L (eds). Universities and the global Knowledge Economy. London, Washington: Pinter. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (1995) 'KI West und KI Ost: Die Institutionalisierung eines Hochtechnologie-Fachs in D.. ' In: Werner Rammert (eds). Soziologie und kuenstliche Intelligenz. Produkte und Probleme einer Hochtechnologie. Frankfurt/New York: Campus. [Details]

Edited Books

Petra Ahrweiler (Ed.). (2010) Innovation in complex social Systems. London: Routledge. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P. and Pyka, A (Ed.). (2008) Innovation Networks. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 4 (Special Issue 3/4): Interscience. [Details]
Thomass, B. and P. Ahrweiler (Ed.). (2005) Internationale partizipatorische Kommunikationspolitik - Strukturen und Visionen. Muenster/New York: LIT. [Details]
Pyka, A. and Ahrweiler, P (Ed.). (2004) Applied Evolutionary Economics and Social Simulation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 7 (Special Issue 2): JASSS. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P. and Gilbert, N (Ed.). (1998) Computer Simulations in Science and Technology Studies. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ahrweiler, P (2012) 'Review of Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems. Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region (Regions and Cities); by Philip Cooke, Routledge: London 2012'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15 (4). Available Online [Details]
Edmonds, B., Gilbert, N., Ahrweiler, P. and Scharnhorst, A.; (2011) 'Simulating the social Processes of Science'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14 (4). Available Online [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2011) 'Modelling Theory Communities in Science'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14 (4(8)). Available Online [Details]
Ahrweiler, P,Pyka, A,Gilbert, N; (2011) 'A New Model for University-Industry Links in Knowledge-Based Economies'. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28 :218-235. [DOI] [Details]
Petra Ahrweiler, Nigel Gilbert and Andreas Pyka; (2011) 'Agency and Structure. A social Simulation of knowledge-intensive Industries'. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, 17 (1):59-76. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2009) 'Review of Complexity Perspectives in Innovation and Social Change (Methods Series; by Lane David, Pumain Denise, van der Leeuw Sander Ernst, West Geoffrey (eds.), Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2009)'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 12 (4). [Details]
Pyka, A. and Ahrweiler, P.; (2008) 'Innovation Networks - An Introduction'. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 4 (3/4):1-8. [Details]
Gilbert, N. and Ahrweiler, P. and Pyka, A.; (2007) 'Learning in Innovation Networks: Some Simulation Experiments'. Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 378 (1):667-693. [Details]
Pyka, Andreas and Gilbert, Nigel and Ahrweiler, Petra; (2007) 'Simulating Knowledge Generation and Distribution Processes in Innovation Collaborations and Networks'. Cybernetics and Systems, 38 (7):667-693. [Details]
Petra Ahrweiler and Nigel Gilbert and Andreas Pyka; (2006) 'Institutions Matter but ... Organisational Alignment in Knowledge-Based Industries'. Science, Technology \& Innovation Studies, 2 (1):39-58. [Details]
Ahrweiler, Petra and Gilbert, Nigel; (2005) 'Caffe Nero: the Evaluation of Social Simulation'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 8 (4). [Details]
Pyka, A. and Ahrweiler, P.; (2004) 'Applied Evolutionary Economics and Social Simulation - An Introduction'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 7 (2). [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (2002) 'Jon Sunbo: The strategic Management of Innovation - A Review'. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12 :577-581. [Details]
Gilbert, N. and Pyka, A. and Ahrweiler, P.; (2001) 'Innovation Networks - A Simulation Approach'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 4 (3). [Details]
Ahrweiler, P.; (1999) 'David Byrne: Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences - A Review'. Emergence. A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management, Special Issue :101-103. [Details]

Other Journals

Ahrweiler, P.; (2002) 'Computergestuetztes Konfliktmanagement in modernen Organisationen' Zeitschrift fuer Konfliktmanagement 5 (5) :209-212. [Details]
Ahrweiler, P., Pyka, A. and Gilbert, N.; (2001) 'Innovationsnetzwerke: Simulationsexperimente zur Politikberatung' I.T.S. Time: Technology, Innovation, Management & Engineering 2 :21-28. [Details]
                                           

Working Paper

Paier, M., P. Ahrweiler, A. Pyka and N. Jonard ; (2008) Towards a common framework for knowledge production and diffusion, NEMO Working Paper 7. Working Paper [Details]
Kruckenberg, L., A. Brandes and P. Ahrweiler; (2008) R&D Governance Rules of the European Framework Programmes: The EURuleD Archive. NEMO Working Paper 6. Working Paper [Details]
                                             

Research

Research Interests

Innovation Networks, University-Industry Links, Social Aspects and Consequences of Science and Technology, Management and Policy for emerging Technologies, Knowledge-intensive Industry Architectures, Complex social Systems, Agent-based Simulation

 

Principal Investigator for the following Research Projects:

 1. FP7 Coordination and Support Action 'Building a global, multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modelling research and practice community' (EGovPoliNET)

September 2011 - December 2012,

UCD funding: 26,000 EUR,

(Coordinator: University of Koblenz, Germany)

Abstract

eGovPoliNet sets up an international community in ICT solutions for governance and policy modelling. The international community of researchers and practitioners will share and advance research and insights from practical cases around the world. To achieve this, eGovPoliNet will build on experiences accumulated by leading actors bringing together the innovative knowledge of the field. Capabilities, tools and methods brought forward by academia, ICT industry, highly specialised policy consulting firms, and policy operators and governance experts from governments will be investigated and collected in an international knowledge base. Comparative analyses and descriptions of cases, tools and scientific approaches will complement this knowledge base. Therewith, the currently existing fragmentation across disciplines will be overcome. Functions of eGovPoliNet towards community building, RTD monitoring and comparative analysis will mainly be conducted in an internet-based participatory manner, complemented with regular physical meetings attached to conferences. Community building of experts from academia, industry and public organizations, and other interested stakeholders will be supported by a community portal for knowledge sharing, collaboration, dissemination, and multidisciplinary constituency building in an open environment. eGovPoliNet expertise covers a wide range of aspects for social and professional networking and multidisciplinary constituency building along the axes of technology, participative processes, governance, policy modelling, social simulation and visualisation. Regular physical and virtual meetings with off- and online discussions and comparative studies will contribute to capacity building of the community. Through sharing of approaches and exposing them to the community's discussions, eGovPoliNet will advance the way research, development and practice is performed worldwide in using ICT solutions for governance and policy modelling.
 
 

2. FP7 Marie Curie ITN ManETEI (Managing emerging Technologies for economic Impact)

February 2010 - January 2014

UCD funding: 450, 000 EUR

(coordinatorUniversity of Leeds, UK)

September 2011 - December 2012,

Two PhD studies nanotech innovation networks and renewable energy technology networks.

Abstract
This project offers a research-led training programme to create a rigorous collaborative research agenda, centred on the multifaceted phenomenon of managing emergent technologies, and to integrate this with an additional focus on advanced capacity building and career development that will benefit early-career researchers.

The Network's collaborative research centres on: 1) investigating the complex nature of managing the development of emerging technologies, through integrating different conceptual perspectives at different levels of analysis and multiple methodological approaches; 2) exploring the development of capabilities for integrating the dispersed knowledge that enables different actors within technology innovation systems to increase their innovativeness and sustain their competitiveness; and 3) capturing the detailed contributions of knowledgeable agents that shape the emerging technology progress through their engagement with the strategic, institutional and social contexts of technological innovation.

The network brings together the expertise of leading European research-led business schools, Europe¿s biggest contract research organisation and industrial players to shed light on this complex challenge. Its unique inter-institutional mix will facilitate scientific synergy and continuous engagement between knowledge producers to increase scholarly, policy and practice impact. This project will adopt multidisciplinary approaches to bridge the divide between social science theory and understanding the practice of technology and natural sciences.


3. FP7 Coordination and Support Action 'Preparing a Flagship Initiative for the European Commission' (FuturICT)

May 2011 - April 2012

UCD funding: devolved budget

(Coordinator: University College London, UK)

Abstract
This CSA is there to prepare the FuturICT flagship proposal. The FuturICT flagship proposal intends to unify the best scientists in Europe in a 10 year 1 billion EUR program to explore social life on earth and everything it relates to. The FuturICT flagship proposal will produce historic breakthroughs and provide powerful new ways to manage challenges that make the modern world so difficult to predict, including the financial crisis.

The ultimate goal of the FuturICT flagship project is to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies probably constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century and is equally important for the development of novel robust, trustworthy and adaptive information and communication technologies (ICT), based on socially inspired paradigms.The project believes that integrating ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences will create a paradigm shift, facilitating a symbiotic co-evolution of ICT and society. Data from our complex globe-spanning ICT system will be leveraged to develop models of techno-socio-economic systems. In turn, insights from these models will inform the development of a new generation of socially adaptive, self-organised ICT systems.

FuturICT as a whole will act as a Knowledge Accelerator, turning massive data into knowledge and technological progress. In this way, FuturICT will create the scientific methods and ICT platforms needed to address planetary-scale challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Specifically, FuturICT will build a sophisticated simulation, visualisation and participation platform, called the Living Earth Simulator. This platform will power Crisis Observatories, to detect and mitigate crises, and Participatory Platforms, to support the decision-making of policy-makers, business people and citizens, and to facilitate a better social, economic and political participation.


4. INTERREG NWE project OIP (The Open Innovation Project)

January 2010 - December 2014

UCD funding: 140, 000 EUR

(coordinator: Edinburgh City Council, UK)

Abstract

IOIT will promote a cultural and operational shift from a 'closed' innovation model to an 'open' and 'connected' model.

In doing so identify and encourage the crucial role that transnational collaboration and partnering now needs to play to maximise European level synergies and development potential within the knowledge economy. Detailed aims:

Design and deliver open-innovation activities to knowledge sector companies, by a process-oriented approach focusing on 'external', European level sources of knowledge and opportunity.

Determine, using practical interventions, what activities are necessary to enable SMEs and intermediaries to drive commercialisation using open innovation.

Design / deliver open innovation support to unlock inertia in Universities, translating business requirements into actions applicable to research commercialisation.

Improve the quality and intensity of linkages / platforms between NWE's intermediary organisations, Universities and SMEs.

     

Abstract 



5. EU tender project (DG INFSO) Using Network Analysis to monitor and track Effects resulting from Changes in Policy Intervention and Instruments 

December 2010 - February 2012

UCD funding: 150, 000 EUR

(Coordinator: IRU/UCD; for further information see here.)

Abstract 

Informed by FP6 and FP7 datasets on EU-funded ICT R&D networks, IRU will apply and further develop methods from network analysis and agent-based simulation to understand and manage the relation between research funding and realising the different goals of EU policy programmes. IRU's innovative contribution will be to develop computational designs for a DG INFSO' R&D policy laboratory in silico in order to inform policymakers about optimal network structures for ICT research and innovation. Our study will provide insights for the ex-post evaluation of FP7 and for the impact assessment / ex-ante evaluation of FP8. For further information on the project please see here

6. IPSE (Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy)

Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions, Irish Government

March 2011 - February 2015

UCD funding: 1.15 mill. EUR

(Coordinator: IRU/UCD)

Abstract

This proposal outlines a framework of cutting-edge research on the needs of the Irish economy to breed an innovation ecosystem with optimally structured university-industry-government networks. We will use computational modelling, informed by large new datasets coming from empirical research within the proposed project, to investigate the actors, designs, processes and policies of Irish innovation networks. In our Computational Policy Lab, we will develop and test optimising strategies for Irish innovation networks, and work on options for anticipating and analysing new developments to help the recovery of the economy. Building on research in traditional fields already firmly present in Ireland (e.g. tax, healthcare, financial services, management, industry R&D, policy research), new problem fields for the Irish Smart Economy (e.g. green economy, public sector innovation, adaptive policy networks) will be tackled using our novel methodological framework, which is just emerging as an international research trend: a 'hard science' approach to innovation research concerned with scenario modelling, simulation and computational network analyses, with the option of bringing in mathematics (for rigorous controlled computation) and large-scale empirical analyses (for realistic simulation).



7. Strand 2 PhD programme SimSci (Simulation Sciences)

Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions, Irish Government

March 2011 - February 2015

PhD study on 'Computational Chase of economic Returns for R&D Investment'

Abstract

Policymakers have identified innovation as one of the most important policy targets for dealing with challenges such as the current economic and financial crisis. The role of innovation for modern economies is immediately obvious looking at income distributions and the share of knowledge-intensive industries in different world regions: the correlation is significant,  high-tech regions match with high-income regions. The extensive evidence for this correlation is since long monitored and documented by international and national institutions in much detail. However, these analyses mostly provide evidence in using correlations from econometric data. They do not tell much about causal chains and mechanisms, about the traceable line from investment to result. Empirical evidence proving a direct and immediate profitability of R&D investment is scarce.

Especially in a time of diminished public resources and difficult capital markets, this is not acceptable. The strong need for justifying public and private investments produces a tendency in innovation policy, business management and public discourse to expect that the current investments in R&D, higher education institutions, science-industry networks etc. will immediately produce a flow of products and processes with high commercial returns. The requirement is to see value for money, and that is money for money. If there is a considerable investment as input, there must be a considerable, beneficial output, which can be directly traced to this input.

This research is about developing tracing and backtracking procedures, which enable to enlighten the relationship between R&D and economic welfare.





8. Further externally funded research projects


Dan Maher (PhD project): SMARTBAY - The Marine Economy innovation network (self-funded, supported by the Marine Institute)







 


 

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : EC Framework
Title : Building a global multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modelling research and practice community (eGovPoliNet)
Start Date / End Date : 15-AUG-11 / 14-AUG-14
Sponsor : EC Framework
Title : Management of emergent technologies for economic impact (ManETEI)
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-10 / 31-JAN-14
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: IPSE - Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-15
Sponsor : EC - DG Information, Society and Media (DG INFSO)
Title : Using Network Analysis to Monitor and Track Effects Resulting from Changes in Policy Intervention and Instruments - SMART 2010/0025
Start Date / End Date : 17-NOV-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Dublin City Council
Title : Inspiring Open Innovation Team Project (IOIT)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 01-DEC-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Support for participation in the Innovation Academy
Start Date / End Date : 28-SEP-11 / 27-SEP-13
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: SimSci - Split Accounts National Institute of Technology Management
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 29-FEB-16
Sponsor : European Science Foundation (ESF)
Title : Workshop on Policy Modelling
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-11 / 30-DEC-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : IRU Innovation Lecture Series
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 31-MAY-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Hosting the international Symposium "The cultural Dimensions of Innovation"
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Internal and External Collaboration Networks of UCD
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-08 / 30-APR-10
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Network Models , Governance and R&D Collaboration Networks - NEMO
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-06 / 30-NOV-09
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof. Scott Rickard, UCD CASL (research projects: IPSE, HeadHunt, Impact-Net; co-teaching module BMGT 42840)

Prof. Colm Harmon, UCD Geary Institute (research projects: IPSE; institutional cooperation Geary Institute - IRU)

Prof. Brian Fynes, UCD School of Business (research projects: IPSE, ManETEI) 

Prof. Frank Convery, UCD Earth Systems Institute (research projects: IPSE, institutional cooperation ESI-IRU) 

Dr. Diane Payne, UCD Geary Institute (research projects: IPSE; co-teaching module SOC 40340, institutional cooperation Dynamics Lab - IRU)

Dr. Breffni Tomlin, NITM (research projects: IPSE; institutional cooperation NITM-IRU) 

Prof. Robert B. Johnston, UCD School of Business, CITO (research projects: IPSE)

Dr. Seamas Kelly, UCD School of Business, CITO (research projects: IPSE) 

 Dr. Peter McNamara, UCD School of Business (research projects: IPSE)

Prof. Christoph Mueller, UCD Earth Systems Institute (research projects: IPSE)

Dr. Rory O'Shea, UCD School of Business, Strategy (research projects: IPSE)

 Dr. Liam Delaney, UCD Geary Institute (research projects: IPSE)

Dr. Jim Bergin, UCD Geary Institute (research projects: IPSE) 

 Prof. Anthony Brabazon, UCD CASL (research projects: IPSE)  

External Collaborators

Main research cooperations (more than 2 projects): 

Prof. Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, UK Department of Sociology, Centre for Research in Social Simulation CRESS 
www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/staff/ngilbert/index.html (IPSE, CSCS, SimSci, HeadHunt)

Prof. Andreas Pyka, University of Hohenheim, Germany (Innovation Economics)
https://inno.uni-hohenheim.de  (IPSE, CSCS, SimSci)

 Prof. Tom Allen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division and Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA, http://esd.mit.edu/Faculty_Pages/allen/allen.htm (IPSE, UCD-NA)

Dr. Matthias Weber, Austrian Institute of Technology AIT GmbH, Vienna, Austria, http://www.ait.ac.at/foresight_and_policy_development/foresight_and_policy_development_rti_de.html  (Dr. Manfred Paier, Dr. Bernhard Dachs; Impact-Net)

Research cooperations:

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany  (Prof. Maria Wimmer; eGovPoliNet)

Technical University Kosice, Slovakia (eGovPoliNet) 

Technical University Delft, the Netherlands (eGovPoliNet) 

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece (eGovPoliNet) 

Volterra Partners LLP, United Kingdom (eGovPoliNet) 

Innova SPA, Italy (eGovPoliNet) 

Free University Brussels, Belgium (eGovPoliNet) 

University Laval, Canada (eGovPoliNet) 

Brunel University, United Kingdom (eGovPoliNet) 

Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, United States of America (eGovPoliNet) 

University Groningen, the Netherlands (eGovPoliNet) 

University of Auckland, New Zealand (eGovPoliNet) 

Khmelniskiy National University, Ukraine (eGovPoliNet) 

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil (eGovPoliNet) 

United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNUIIST), People's Republic of China (eGovPoliNet) 

Moscow State University, Russian Federation (eGovPoliNet) 

University of Technology Sydney, Australia (eGovPoliNet) 

IIASA, Laxembourg, Austria (Prof. John Casti; XEvents)

Virtual Knowledge Studio VKS, Amsterdam, NL (Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst; HeadHunt, Cultural Innovation)

Universidade da Madeira, Centro de Ciencias Matematicas CCM, Funchal, Portugal (Prof. Dr. Ludwig Streit)

University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, Surrey, UK (Dr. Terhi Nokkala, Dr. Christopher Watts, Dr. Dario Traborelli; HeadHunt)

AITIA International, Budapest, Hungary (Dr. Laszlo Guylyas; Impact-Net)

Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France (Prof. Dimitris Assimakopoulos; ManETEI)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division (Dr. Peter Gloor, Nada Hashmi)

Trinity College Dublin, Department of Political Science (Prof. Ken Benoit; IPSE, Cultural Innovation)

Queen´s University Belfast QUB, Business School, Belfast, UK (Dr. Nola Dundas-Hewitt; IPSE)

University of Leeds, Business School, Leeds, UK (Dr. Krsto Pandza; ManETEI)

Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL (; ManETEI)

Helsinki University (Helsingin Kauppakorkeakoulu), Business School, Finland (; ManETEI)

University of Ljubljana (Univerza v Ljubljani), Business School, Slovenia (; ManETEI)

Fundacion Instituto de Empresa, Spain (; ManETEI)

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V, Germany (; ManETEI)

Bayer Technology Services, Germany (; ManETEI)

Lux Research, UK (; ManETEI)

Techtran Group Limited (; ManETEI)

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group, Oxford, UK (; ManETEI)

Yorkshire Forward, UK (; ManETEI)

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, UK (; ManETEI)

STMicroelectronics, France (; ManETEI)

Intel Performance Learning Solutions Ltd, IE (; ManETEI)

Gorenje Group d.d., Slovenia (; ManETEI)

Brunel University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UK (Prof. Geoff J. Rodgers; Impact-NET)

University of Thessaloniki, Department of Physics, Greece (Prof. Panos Argyrakis; Impact-Net)

Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and Business School, Milano, Italy (Prof. Carlo Vercellis, Prof. Massimo Colombo, Prof. Fabrizio Ruggeri, Dr. Christina Rossi; Impact-NET)