Associated Member

Bettina König is a horticultural socio-economist by training, focussing on systemic innovation studies in the broader field of sustainable land management and regional development. Among other research projects and networks in her research group at IRI THESys, she has shaped the BMBF project ginkoo Management of integrative innovation processes focusing on new institutional and regional coordination forms for sustainable land management. The consortium co-developed a toolbox for sustainability innovation management throughout a multi-faceted transdisciplinary research process. She is also co-developed and is engaged in the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership and the Humboldt Scholarship program ‘Sustainabilty and Global Justice‘. Bettina holds a position as senior project leader at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development at the Research Centre.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge and innovation systems for sustainable land management
  • Sustainability innovation management
  • Regional development
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary research process management


ginkoo – Management of integrative innovation processes: new coordinating forms for a sustainable land management

Postdoc Academy for transformational leadership

Logbuch der Veränderungen

TransSEC – Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach

EU Aquaponics Hub: Realising Integrated Fish and Vegetable Production for the EU