Dietmar Harhoff is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. His research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and industrial economics.
As a McCloy Scholar, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration at Harvard University. His doctoral training at the MIT Sloan School of Management focused on economics and management of innovation.
Dietmar Harhoff has served in advisory functions to private and public organizations. From 2007 to 2019, he was the Chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government. Since March 2019, he has been chair of the Commission for the establishment of the new German Agency for Disruptive Innovation (SprinD).
Dietmar Harhoff is elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW).