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Dr. Marcus Conlé
Guest Scientist to Prof. ten Brink
Social Sciences & Humanities

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Res. IV
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen

+49 421 200-3303
m.conle [at]
Research IV, Room 101


Marcus Conlé is a guest scientist at Jacobs University Bremen and an associate researcher at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Before joining Jacobs, he was a research fellow at the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen. He received a graduate degree in Modern China Studies and Economics from the University of Cologne and a doctor’s degree in Business Administration from the Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests include innovation policy design and the evolution of industries and innovation service sectors within national and regional contexts.

Funded Projects: 

Research Project: Public-Private Collaboration in China´s Innovative Rise: Effects and Mechanisms (DFG Research Grant, 2018-2020)

The project, which is organized by Tobias ten Brink together with Cornelia Storz (Goethe University Frankfurt), analyzes the forms and results of cooperation between the local government, public universities and research institutes as well as private firms and entrepreneurs. It particularly focuses on the development of “innovation platforms” (chuangxin pingtai) as spaces for the development of localized innovation networks.


Recent Publications

Conlé, M. (2019) “Architecture-based Innovation Strategies in the Development of China’s Passenger Vehicle Industry”, in S. Dai and M. Taube (Eds.) China’s Quest for Innovation: Institutions and Ecosystems, London: Routledge.

Conlé, M. (2019) "Recent developments in China’s biopharmaceutical industry (2012-2017)", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 686-707.

Fraunhofer ISI, DAAD and GIGA (incl. Conlé, M.) (2019) Monitoring des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Forschungsraums (APRA) mit Schwerpunkt China, 1. Bericht (2018), Bonn: Internationales Büro, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR).

Conlé, M., Zhao, W. and ten Brink, T. (2019) New R&D Institutes in Guangdong, China: Towards Knowledge-based Regional Development, Paper to be presented at DRUID19, # 5063, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School.

Conlé, M. (2017) “Introduction: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Innovation in East Asia”, Editorial to the Special Issue, ASIEN – The German Journal of Contemporary Asia, No. 142 (January 2017), pp. 5-11.

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