Dr. Christoph Bogenstahl

"Good strategic foresight supports decision makers to think in alternatives. Ideas that may seem odd or irrelevant should, at first, also be included in the tought-process so as to frequently challenge existing modes of thought."

Focus of work

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Technology Assessment
  • Technology Acceptance research
  • Innovation Management
  • Benchmarking (esp. DEA – Data Envelopment Analysis)

Curriculum vitae

Christoph Bogenstahl studied industrial engineering and management at the TU Kaiserslautern, TU Berlin and Aarto University (Helsinki University of Technology). He completed his Ph.D. at Prof. Gemünden's Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, writing on: "Management of Networks – An Analysis of Interorganizational Value Creation". He researched and published in the field of network management and benchmarking, applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He used data envelopment analysis for benchmarking high value service networks in the German healthcare sector. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in the strategy department of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research where he coordinated the BMBF-Foresight process. Since 2013, he works as a senior consultant and project manager for VDI/VDE-IT. His focal areas of work are strategic foresight, technology assessment, innovation management and technology acceptance research.

Teaching assignments

  • Guest lectures and seminars "Technology and Innovation Management" (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Technische Universität Darmstadt)


Petzolt, Stefan; von Engelhardt, Sebastian; Bogenstahl, Christoph; Herzer, Jonas; Simon-Lehmstedt, Johanna; Straub, Sebastian; Vrzic, Ena; Mock, Johannes; Robeck, Martin-Simon; Zinke, Guido (2023): Wie geht´s weiter nach Projektende? Ein Leitfaden für die wirtschaftliche Verwertung von Forschungsprojekten
Apt, Wenke; Bogenstahl, Christoph; Christmann-Budian, Stephanie; von Engelhardt, Sebastian; Ferdinand, Jan-Peter; Gaens, Thomas; Geffers, Johannes; Jetzke, Tobias; Kind, Sonja; Krabel, Stefan; Lindow, Ina; Loroff, Claudia; Richter, Stephan; Seebode, Julia; Schubert, Michael; Stubbe, Julian; Weber, Stefan G.; Weide, Sebastian; Wittpahl, Volker; Zinke, Guido (2017): Digitale Souveränität. Bürger – Unternehmen – Staat