Katharina Greve joined the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) in July 2018. She is currently working on a government funded project on demonstration environments for emerging technologies. The aim of the project is to develop a conceptual framework to characterise a range of international demonstration environments through in-depth case studies.
Katharina Greve has completed her EPSRC-funded PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she was part of the Cambridge Service Alliance. Under the supervision of Prof Andy Neely and Dr Veronica Martinez, Katharina finished her PhD entitled “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs” in October 2018. Contributions from her thesis are captured in ‘The Five Ps for Co-creation Facilitation in Living Labs’ framework which presents the conditions to allow for systematic and tailored co-creation facilitation services. Katharina’s study contributes to the research on co-creation in Living Labs and provides guidelines for practitioners that would like to engage in such open innovation activities. Furthermore, she has worked on a project funded by New Economic Models in the Digital Economy (NEMODE), titled “Creating Data Templates for Economic Model Innovation: The JOSEPHS’ Lab Study”. Katharina’s work attracts the interest of the international academic community, managers as well as policy makers and is disseminated through a number of conference papers, webinars, blogs and podcasts. Insights from her research informed the development of the multi-million-pound Innovation Hubs at London Bridge (currently active) and Euston Station (development in progress). Both Innovation Hubs are supported by a large number of stakeholders including Innovate UK, Department for Transport, Network Rail, Transport for London, and Costain. Katharina will be working closely with these stakeholders contributing to the future development as the Innovation Hubs get rolled out across the UK.
During her time as PhD student and Postdoc, Katharina gained experience of university level teaching and marking. Currently, she is supervising a Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) student for a 7-week long project. Katharina is also Teaching Assistant for the MBA Advanced Strategy course at Judge Business School. During her PhD, she marked essays for engineering undergraduate students of the “Engineering Tripos IA, The Engineer in Society” course in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Katharina was also responsible for the coordination of more than 300 essays and 12 markers. She assisted in running a “Production Game” for undergraduate students of the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) in 2016. In 2017, she led supervisions for a cohort of more than 40 postgraduate students (MPhil in Technology Policy) for the “Business, Government & Technology in Emerging Markets” course at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Katharina independently designed course material, contents, structure and student evaluation forms for her seminars. Aside from teaching experience in the UK, Katharina also taught abroad. In 2017 and 2018, she was visiting lecturer at Carlo Cattaneo University (LIUC) in Italy. Katharina led postgraduate seminars as part of the “Company Networks, Management and Design” course and designed as well as delivered a workshop to Italian entrepreneurs. Katharina is also a reviewer for the Service Science Journal (2018) as well as international conferences, including Academy of Management (2018), European Academy of Management (2017), and Wirtschaftsinformatik (2017).
Previously, Katharina worked as an independent consultant for Bloomberg Institute, the educational division of Bloomberg LP in London and as Cultural Representative at Walt Disney World in Florida, USA.
- PhD in Engineering – University of Cambridge, UK
- MSc Management, Organisations and Governance (distinction) – London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- BA (Hons) International Business, Specialisation in Economics (first class) – University of Greenwich, UK
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Gloucester/UK
- Member of the Student Strategic Advisory Committee (11/2018 – on-going)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK
- Vice-Chair of Departmental Postdoc Committee Chairs’ Network (03/2019 – on-going)
- Departmental Postdoc Representative for Division E (09/2018 – on-going)
- Departmental PhD Student Representative for Division E (02/2016 - 07/2017)
- Cambridge Service Alliance Internal Conference Organiser (2016, 2017)
- Cambridge Service Week Co-organiser (2015, 2016, 2017)
- Head of Publicity at the Graduate Union (10/2014 - 03/2017)
- IfM First Year PhD Student Conference Co-organiser (2015)
- Elections Committee Member at the Graduate Union (2015)
- External Officer at Newnham College (2014-2015)
London School of Economics and Political Science, London/UK
- MSc Management, Organisations and Governance Programme Representative (10/2013 – 09/2014)
- Campus Ambassador and Country Ambassador UK for Bloomberg Institute, the educational division of Bloomberg LP (10/2013-10/2014)
University of Greenwich, London/UK
- Mentoring a postgraduate student as part of the Career Mentoring Scheme (10/2018 – on-going)
- Campus Ambassador and Team Leader for Bloomberg Institute, the educational division of Bloomberg LP (10/2012-10/2013)
- Business School Officer (Elected amongst School Representatives) (11/2012 – 06/2013)
- President of the Economics and Business Society (05/2012 – 06/2013)
- Representative for all student societies at the university (09/2012 – 11/2012)
Awards and Prizes
- Newnham College Research and Travel Award (2017, 2016)
- Newnham College Continuing Research Studentship (2016)
- EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship (2014)
- London School of Economics Scholarship (2013)
- Tessa Blackstone Prize (2013) for outstanding volunteering at the University of Greenwich.
Publications and Conference Presentations
Greve, K. and O’Sullivan, E. (2019). “Demonstration environments for emerging technologies: A conceptual framework”. The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Conference 2019 in Florence/Italy.
Joncourt, S., Gebauer, H., Reynoso, J. and Greve, K. (2019: Revise and Resubmit stage) „Extending the Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) Concept“. Service Science Journal (Impact Factor: 1.152).
Greve, K. (2018) „The Five Ps for Co-creation Facilitation in Living Labs“. 5th World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) Annual Conference 2018 in San Francisco/USA.
Greve K., Martinez, V. and Neely, A. (2018). “Co-creation in Practice: Objectives and Outcomes”. 25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) Annual Conference 2018 in Porto/Portugal.
Greve, K., Martinez, V. and Neely, A. (2017). “Bridging the Co-creation Gap between Customers, Companies and Living Lab”. 24th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Annual Conference 2017 in Edinburgh/Scotland.
Greve, K., Martinez, V., Jonas, J. and Neely, A. (2017). “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs: The Customer Perspective”. 9th European Service Operations Management (SOM) Forum in Copenhagen/Denmark.
Greve K., Martinez, V., Jonas, J., Neely A. and Moeslein, K. (2016). “Managing co-creation in open innovation labs: The JOSEPHS’ lab study”. 23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Annual Conference 2016 in Trondheim/Norway.
Greve, K., Martinez, V. and Neely, A. (2015). “Exploring service co-creation in living labs: A systematic literature review”. 8th European Service Operations Management (SOM) Forum in Nuremberg/Germany
Greve, K. (2014). “Competence Barriers to Innovation: The Case of German SMEs”. The Beagle: A Journal of Student Research and Enterprise, 2 (2).
Presentations and Media Engagement
Greve, K. (2018). “Co-creation in Practice: Objectives and Outcomes”, Webinar available on Cambridge Service Alliance website.
Greve, K. (2018). “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs”. Poster presented at Cambridge Service Week Industry Conference.
Greve, K. (2018). “Co-creation in Living Labs: Innovating with the user, for the user”. Poster presented at the Cambridge University Engineers' Association (CUEA) AGM and Alumni Festival.
Greve, K. (2018). “Promoting Innovation through Living Labs”. Article available on R&D Today website.
Greve, K. (2018). “What cities can learn from companies that employ co-creation”. Podcast available on Changing Gears Expedition website.
Greve, K. (2017). “10 myths about co-creation”. Poster presented at Cambridge Service Week Industry Conference.
Greve, K. (2017). “Bridging the Co-creation Gap between Customers, Companies and Living Lab“, Webinar available on Cambridge Service Alliance website.
Greve, K. (2017). “10 myths about co-creation“, Article available on IfM website.
Greve, K. (2017). “Engaging in co-creation to reduce the risks of new product and service development”, Presentation at the Community of Interest (COI) meeting, a quarterly event for Cambridge Service Alliance partner companies.
Greve, K. (2016). “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs: The JOSEPHS study”. Poster presented at Cambridge Service Week Industry Conference.
Greve, K. and Martinez, V. (2016). “Harnessing the Power of Innovation on Offer in Living Labs for Your Company”, Podcast available on Cambridge Service Alliance website.
Greve, K. (2016). “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs: The JOSEPHS study“, Webinar specifically aimed at policy makers.
Greve, K. (2016) “Harnessing the power of innovation through living labs”, Blog available on Cambridge Service Alliance website.
Greve, K. (2016) “Facilitating Co-Creation in Living Labs - The JOSEPHS Study”, Webinar available on Cambridge Service Alliance website.
Greve, K. (2016). “Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs: The JOSEPHS Study”, Presentation to Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research for Supply Chain Services (SCS), the Chair of Information Systems at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, and JOSEPHS‘ staff.
Greve, K. (2016). “Service Co-creation in Living Labs: Innovating with the user, for the user.”, Presentation to the Head of the Policy Lab - Government Innovation Group in the Cabinet Office.
Greve, K. (2016). “Service Co-creation in Living Labs: Innovating with the user, for the user.”, Poster presented at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall Research Symposium, Oxford/ UK.
Greve, K. (2015). “Service Co-creation in Living Labs”, Presentation to Policy Officers at the European Commission.
Greve, K. (2015) “Service Co-creation in Living Labs: Innovating with the user, for the user.”, Presentation and poster presentation at Cambridge Service Week.