My name is Sascha Friesike. I am an academic researcher, professor for »Designing Digital Innovations« at the Berlin University of the Arts, director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, and an associated researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

In my research I mostly study how new things come to life. I explore this in a range of settings from scientific knowledge creation to 3D-printing or innovation and creativity. 

I hold a Ph.D. from the University of St.Gallen and a diploma in industrial engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University in Berlin. I was a researcher in Stanford at the Center for Design Research, a professor for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Würzburg, and an assistant professor at the VU University in Amsterdam where I was part of the KIN Center for DIgital Innovation.