GS1 Speakers

Dr Wiebke Schone

Dr Wiebke Schone, Gender Summit past speaker
Researcher, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany.

In 2002, Wiebke Schone received her diploma in engineering (precision mechanics) from the University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven after studying in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and Portland, Oregon, USA. She worked as a software development engineer in the optical storage industry for several years, where she gained deep knowledge on the innovation environment for high-tech project and patenting. In 2009, Wiebke Schone completed her MBA at the Hochschule Furtwangen University in Villingen- Schwenningen, Germany. Since then, she has been working in the university's lab for innovation and gender.

Her main areas of research are diversity in R&D, organizational management of homogeneous and heterogeneous inventor teams, gender-based analysis of patent statistics and research on innovation criteria for different high-tech industry branche

Dr Wiebke Schone spoke about pdf icon IMPROVE - impact of gender on innovation in Session B1: GENDERED R&D Opportunities for Innovation at the Gender Summit 1 Europe (GS1Eu).