Dr. C. (Claudia) Werker

Claudia Werker is an Associate Professor in Economics of Technology and Innovation at the Department Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology as well as a visiting professor at the Research Area Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (TIME) at RWTH Aachen University. She is the vice-chairwoman of the works council of Delft University of Technology.


Currently, Claudia Werker focuses on inclusive research and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This fits with her overall research interest on how responsible research and innovation (RRI) systems evolve in the digital age, particularly analyzing effects of artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things platforms and big data. To this effect, Claudia Werker served as a member of TU Delft Vision Team Robotics that advised the rector and the general public on this matter.

Claudia Werker received her PhD-degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from Freiberg University of Technology, Germany (summa cum laude), studying how collaboration and innovation transform socio-technical systems ever since. She has served as a referee for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as well as for numerous scientific journals. From the European Commission, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) she has gotten various grants.

Academic Publications

Claudia Werker has published numerous articles in and co-edited five special issues for high-ranking peer-reviewed journals such as Technovation, Journal of Business Economics, Industry and Innovation, JASS, or Science and Engineering Ethics.

More publications: Research portal TU Delft & Full Publication List on Google Scholar

Other publications

About academic careers in STEM disciplines in the national newspaper Volkskrant (in Dutch). 

Claudia Werker regularly publishes articles in English and in Dutch on the journalistic platform of TU Delta.


Since more than 20 years Claudia Werker has been teaching Bachelor, Master and PhD students about Economics of Innovation and Technology including topics such as responsible innovation (systems), knowledge networks and innovation systems, technology and industry dynamics, innovation management, innovation and technology policy as well as university-industry linkages.

Free online course

Please feel free to join the free online MOOC on Big Data Strategies to Transform Your Business that runs regularly as self-paced course. 

Master theses

For master thesis projects on RRI systems in the digital age, particularly analyzing effects of artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things platforms and big data please approach Claudia Werker by e-mail.

Tips on how to write a master thesis

The following videos give you an indication of how you write a master thesis (or scientific paper or book etc.):


Booth, W.C., Colomb J.M. and J.M. Williams (2016): The Craft of Research, Chicago University Press (Chicago and London), fourth edition.

University of Minnesota (2020): Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources., retrieved on 28.08.2020.

Werker, C., Ooms, W., & Caniëls, M. C. J. (2016). Personal and related kinds of proximity driving collaborations: a multi-case study of Dutch nanotechnology researchers. SpringerPlus, 5(1).

Inclusive Research and Innovation

Claudia Werker

Associate Professor

Values, Technology and Innovation

Economics of Technology and Innovation

Suzanne Kamp

Research interests:
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Digital transformation
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystems
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
Design for values
Management of technology and innovation
Economic Effects of Big Data

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