Prof. Dr. Ernst Andreas Hartmann

"Our prosperity is based on the innovative capacity of our country. With our work at the iit we contribute to better understand what innovation capability is and how it can be promoted."

Focus of work

  • Innovation and education indicators
  • Innovations and transmissibility in the education system
  • Learning- and innovation-promoting design of work and organisation
  • Innovation capability: concepts, measurement, promotion
  • Technical education
  • Methods of qualitative and quantitative empirical investigations

Curriculum vitae

After studying psychology - specialising in work and organisation psychology - Ernst Hartmann obtained his doctorate as Dr. rer. nat. at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen in 1995. In the 1990's, he worked at the Hochschuldidaktisches Zentrum/Lehrstuhl Informatik im Maschinenbau (University Teaching Centre/Faculty of Information Technology in Mechanical Engineering) of the RWTH Aachen. In this context, he engaged in projects on academic reform and took part in the development of new form of academic teaching/learning. Furthermore, he carried out research on the design of man-machine systems and questions on industrial work organisation. In the mid-1990's, Ernst Hartmann was an internal consultant for organisation and process development at John Deere Werke Mannheim. In 2002, he qualified as lecturer in psychology and received the "venia legendi" at the Faculty of Work and Organisation Psychology; since then he has been a private lecturer on work system and process design at the RWTH Aachen. From 2001 to 2004, he was responsible for the scientific coordination of the BMBF programme "Lernkultur Kompetenzentwicklung" (competency development of learning culture) at the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Betrieblicher Weiterbildungsforschung (ABWF e.V.) (committee on advanced training research).

Since April 2004, Ernst Hartmann has acted as director of the Society and Economics Department at VDI/VDE-IT in Berlin; since 2007 also functions as one of the directors of iit. Since 2020, he is Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Innovation Economy, Chinese Culture University, Taipei/Taiwan.


Ernst A. Hartmann (Hrsg.); Bertini, Anastasia; Deuse, Jochen; Dirzus, Dagmar; Dispan, Jürgen; Demitrescu, Roman; Eiling, Florian; Froese, Julia; Hadwich, Karsten; Huber, Marco; Joecks-Laß, Denise; Ködding, Patrick; Kropp, Cordula; Künzel, Matthias; Pentenrieder, Annelie; Reckelkamm, Thorsten; Straub, Sebastian; Vogt, Roland; Wortmeier, Ann-Kathrin (2020): Digitalisierung souverän gestalten
Apt, Wenke; Botthof, Alfons; Bovenschulte, Marc; Dwertmann, Anne; Ferdinand, Jan-Peter; Gabriel, Peter; Katrin Gaßner; Hartmann, Ernst Andreas; Kappel, Marcel; Kirste, Moritz; Krumm, Stephan; Krune, Edgar; Lutze, Maxie; Mah, Dana-Kristin; Otto, Stephan; Paulicke, Prisca; Priesack, Kai; Rohde, Marieke; Schmalz, Antonia; Schürholz, Markus; Spitzner, Eike-Christian; Stubbe, Julian; Thielicke, Robert; Waldburger, Martin; Wangler, Leo; Wessels, Jan; Wilsch, Benjamin; Wischmann, Steffen; Zinke, Guido; Mangelsdorf, Axel; Büching, Corinne (2018): Künstliche Intelligenz
Fünfhaus, Annika; Bugaj, Marcelina; Hartmann, Ernst Andreas (2018): Arbeitsgestaltung für Industrie 4.0
Neumann, Kirsten; Bösche, Eyk; Richter, Martin; Schließer, Randolf; Wangler, Leo; Hartmann, Ernst Andreas (2015): Innovationsmotor Energiewende
Freitag, Walburga K.; Hartmann, Ernst Andreas; Loroff, Claudia; Stamm-Riemer, Ida; Völk, Daniel; Buhr, Regina (2011): Gestaltungsfeld Anrechnung