Competence Center for
Future and Innovation

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Dr. René Beckert

Dr. René Beckert

Research Director

Welcome to the Competence Center for Future and Innovation!

This Competence Center deals with the fundamentals of innovation processes and the outlook into the future development of processes, structures and organisations.

The Center places the role of human choice and responsibility at the forefront of considerations of innovation. The Center is committed to the idea that Innovation is a complex process.

In this process both social and technical elements interact to create outcomes—some desired, others not.

Knowledge—its creation, its dissemination, and its validation—while an essential component to addressing contemporary challenges, must also be understood as contextual, contingent, and pluralistic.

And thus Future-making needs to be a more interdisciplinary, more anticipatory, and more democratic practice.

Don’t judge upon what we say.

Judge upon what we do.