Dr. Sebastian Knab

Basic

Angestellt, Manager, Rohrbeck Heger GmbH

Hamburg, Germany

Skills

Business Model Innovation
Energy Industry
Strategic foresight
Socio-technical transitions
business models in the electric power sector
business models for sustainability
smart energy
smart grid
virtual power plants
energy technologies and innovations
innovation management
strategic management
corporate foresight
technology roadmapping
workshop formats for business field exploration
strategic and innovation management methods & tools
partner/project management in collaborative R&D projects
master- and bachelor-level teaching
management research
Collaborative Business Modeling

Timeline

Professional experience for Sebastian Knab

  • Current 4 years and 10 months, since Aug 2017

    Manager

    Rohrbeck Heger GmbH

    Strategic Foresight and Innovation Consulting

  • 4 months, Apr 2017 - Jul 2017

    Senior Consultant

    Rohrbeck Heger GmbH

    Strategic Foresight and Innovation Consulting

  • 5 years, Apr 2012 - Mar 2017

    Research Assistant

    Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

    + Dissertation: “Business model innovation in the age of sustainable development: New perspectives based on transition and strategic cognition theory and cases from the German energy industry” (http://bit.ly/Thesis_SKnab) + Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sebastian_Knab2 + Teaching: Strategic management, Technology and innovation management, Business ethics

  • 3 months, Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

    Visiting Researcher

    Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences

    + Research: Business model innovation in the age of sustainable development: New perspectives based on strategic cognition and transition theory and cases from the German energy industry + Teaching: Strategic management, business ethics

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2010 - Dec 2011

    Action Line Co-Lead Smart Energy Systems and Head of Business Modeling

    EIT ICT Labs (now EIT Digital)

    + Set up and co-leading the thematic action line Smart Energy Systems + Set up the Business Modeling activities + Coordinated activities of industry and academic partners in England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden

  • 2 years, Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

    Associated Researcher

    Chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy, TU Berlin

    + Explored new business fields and business models in the area of smart energy networks + Performed smart grid value modeling + Conducted research on the integration of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles into the electricity network

  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 2008 - Mar 2011

    Project Manager Innovation Management

    European Center for Information and Communication Technologies (EICT GmbH)

    + Established the energy business group + Established cross-industry and industry-university collaborations + Conducted several projects on technology and business field exploration, business modeling, innovation radars, roadmapping, innovation planning, strategic foresight, esp. in the energy and telecommunications industries

  • 9 months, Jun 2008 - Feb 2009

    Graduand - Diplomand

    European Corporate Foresight Group

    Case Studies at General Electric Energy (GE Energy) and MAN Turbo AG; in collaboration with: Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Technische Universität Berlin; http://www.tim.tu-berlin.de/

  • 3 years, Apr 2005 - Mar 2008

    Board member 06/07 | Project Management Office | Project Manager | Trainer

    AIESEC/IAESTE Berlin, Germany / TU Berlin

  • 6 years and 9 months, Jul 2001 - Mar 2008

    Intern | Volunteer

    Various organizations (see below)

    DIW – German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Germany | Prognos AG, Berlin, Germany | Elektral Elektromekanik San. ve Tic. AŞ, Izmir, Turkey | Total SA, Donges, France | Norddeutsche Affinerie AG, Hamburg, Germany | DaimlerChrysler AG, Hamburg, Germany | SamS e.V. - Studenten arbeiten mit Schülern, Berlin, Germany

Educational background for Sebastian Knab

  • 2012 - 2018

    Business Administration and Management

    Universität Hamburg

    Dissertation title: Business model innovation in the age of sustainable development: New perspectives based on transition and strategic cognition theory and cases from the German energy industry

  • 2004 - 2008

    Industrial Engineering and Management, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen

    Technische Universität Berlin

    Energy technologies, economics and management, machinery, finance, controlling - Overall grade: 1.4; Diploma thesis on strategic foresight at General Electric (1.0); Studienarbeit (equivalent to bachelor thesis) on modeling power plant investment decisions using system dynamics (1.3)

  • 2001 - 2004

    Industrial Engineering and Management, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen

    TU Hamburg-Harburg, University of Hamburg, HAW Hamburg

    Grade: 1.6

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

Interests

Sailing
Running
Fitness
Meditation
Family & friends
Wine & food
Cooking
Reading
Traveling

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