Sascha Friesike, Prof. Dr.

Sascha Friesike is an Assistant Professor for Digital Innovation at the VU University in Amsterdam. Before going to Amsterdam he was a professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Würzburg in Germany and a research coordinator at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin. Sascha is an industrial engineer by training and holds a Ph.D. in technology management from the University of St.Gallen. He is interested in how technology can help in opening science and the role it can play in creative processes.

Sasha Friesike


Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society

Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications


Drösser, C., Schulz, W., & Friesike, S. (2015). Digitale Revolution. Wie die Vernetzung der Welt unser Leben verändert. Berlin: Zeit Akademie. Publication details

Bartling, S. & Friesike, S. (2013). Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing. New York, NY: Springer. Publication details

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Friesike, S., Fecher, B., & Wagner, G.G. (2018). Teach young scientists the importance of societal impact for research. Nature - International journal of science. Publication details

Scheliga, K., Friesike, S., Puschmann, C., & Fecher, B. (2016). Setting up crowd science projects. Public Understanding of Science, 1-20. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2015). What Drives Academic Data Sharing? PLOS ONE, 10(2). Publication details

Scheliga, K. & Friesike, S. (2014). Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma? First Monday, Volume 19(9). Publication details

Friesike, S., Widenmayer, B., Grassmann O., Schildhauer, T. (2014). Opening science: towards an agenda of open science in academia and industry. The Journal of Technology Transfer(November 2014). Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2014). Sharing Data in Academia. International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in e-Science and e-Humanities. Publication details

Friesike, S. (2013). Basis des Fortschritts. Der Gemeinderat, 6-8. Publication details

Ziegler, N., Gassmann, O., & Friesike, S. (2013). Why do firms give away their patents for free? World Patent Information. Publication details

Send, H., Friesike, S., & Zuch, A.N. (2013). Motivation for Participation in Co-Creation. Conference Proceedings EURAM 2013. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2013). Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought. RatSWD Working Paper Series. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Friesike, S. & Fecher, B. (2016). Crowd Science: Forschung im digitalen Zeitalter. In Gassmann, O. & Sutter, P. (Eds.), Digitale Transformation im Unternehmen gestalten: Geschäftsmodelle Erfolgsfaktoren Fallstudien Handlungsanweisungen (pp. 135-146). München: Carl Hanser Verlag. Publication details

Friesike, S. & Fecher, B. (2016). Collaboration, participation and transparency: the promise of digitizing academic research. In Olleros, F. X. & Zhegu, M. (Eds.), Research Handbook on Digital Transformations (pp. 121-134). Cheltenham (UK) / Northampton (US): Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Publication details

Friesike, S., Schildhauer, T. (2014). Open Science: Many Good Resolutions, Very Few Incentives, Yet. In Welpe, I.M., Wollersheim, J., Ringelhan, S., Osterloh, M. (Eds.), Incentives and Performance – Governance of Research Organizations (pp. 277-290). Munich, Germany: Springer. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2013). Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought. In Bartling, S. & Friesike (Eds.), Opening Science (pp. 17-47). Cham: Springer. Publication details

Zedtwitz, M., Friesike, S., & Gassmann, O. (2013). Managing R&D and New Product Development. In Dodgson, M., Gann, D., & Phillips, N. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Publication details

Benedikt, F., & Friesike, S. (2013). Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought., Opening Science (pp. 17-47) Cham: Springer. Publication details

Working paper

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., Hebing, M., Linek, S., & Sauermann, A. (2015). A Reputation Economy: Results from an Empirical Survey on Academic Data Sharing. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper, No. 1454. Publication details

Send, H., Friesike, S., & Zuch, A. N. (2014). Participation in On-Line Co-Creation: Assessment and Review of Motivations. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2014(01). Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2014). What drives academic data sharing? Working Paper Series des Rates für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten, No. 236. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike S. & Hebing, M. (2014). What drives academic data sharing? SOEPpapers, 655. Publication details

Friesike, S. and Send, H. & Tech, R. P. G. (2014). What Do Consumers Use 3D Printers For? SSRN. Publication details

Gassmann, O., Widenmayer, B., Friesike, S., & Schildhauer, T. (2012). Opening Up Science: Towards an Agenda of Open Science in Industry and Academia. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2012(4). Publication details

Krcmar, H., Friesike, S., Bohm, M., & Schildhauer, T. (2012). Innovation, Society and Business: Internet-Based Business Models and Their Implications. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2012(7). Publication details

Other publications

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., Peters, I., & Wagner, G. (2017). Rather than simply moving from “paying to read” to “paying to publish”, it’s time for a European Open Access Platform. LSE Impact Blog. Publication details

Friesike, S., Tripps, K., & Gassmann, O. (2015). Gestaltungskraft entfalten. Personalmagazin, 11 (15), 86-87. Publication details

Friesike, S., & Gassmann, O. (2015). Denkräume schaffen Kreativität. Publication details

Fecher, B., Frisike S., Hebing, M., & Linek S. (2015). Reputation instead of obligation: forging new policies to motivate academic data sharing. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Fecher, B., Frisike S., Hebing, M., Linek S., & Sauermann A. (2015). Academia is a reputation economy — data-sharing policies should take incentives into account. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Send, H., Ebert, J., Friesike, S., Gollatz, K., & Schildhauer, T. (2014). Online Mit­machen und Entscheiden – Partizipationsstudie 2014, Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft. Publication details

Friesike, S. (2013). So viel wie möglich. Gemeinderat Spezial: Breitbandausbau, 6 – 8. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2013). Open Science: digging deeper into the assumptions that underpin openness and Web 2.0. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities

Lectures and presentations

What We Can Learn about Creativity from 3D Printing
33C3: works for me. Chaos Computer Club e.V.. 33c3, Berlin, Germany: 30.12.2016

Sascha Friesike

Berliner Bibliothekswissenschaftliches Kolloquium (Session: Das Opening Science Projekt: Hintergrund, Fehler, Gelerntes). Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft. Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 22.11.2016

Sascha Friesike

Data Availability and Reuse – Results of An Empirical Study Among German Researchers
The 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). The organizing committee - Bart Meuleman, Annelies Blom, Eldad Davidov, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Nick Allum, Patrick Sturgis. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: 13.07.2015

Benedikt Fecher, Marcel Hebing, Sascha Frisike

Participation as expert

Wie digital sind wir? Zentrum für angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Baden-Würtemberg Stiftung. Zentrum für angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Baden-Würtemberg Stiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany: 09.11.2016

Sascha Friesike

Media appearances

Skeptische Neugier kann bei Digitalisierung 4.0 helfen (26.09.2018). Lippische Landes-Zeitung
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Reihe LZ-Zukunftsperspektiven beginnt mit Irrtümern der Digitalisierung (20.09.2018). Lippische Landes-Zeitung
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Gegen den Stream: Die Rückkehr der Plattenspieler (04.09.2018).
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Dieser Mann erklärt dir, wie du nicht arbeitslos wirst (05.06.2018). bento
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Digitale Nomaden landen am Ende im selben Coworkingspace (24.05.2018). Immobilien Zeitung
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Mit mehr Diversität zu einer Universität der Zukunft (16.02.2018).
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Gestandene Manager zu Besuch im Start-up-Zoo (01.02.2018). Immobilien Zeitung
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Grüne besuchen Kompetenzzentrum für Digitales Handwerk (11.01.2018). Bayerischer Rundfunk
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Die 90er sind zurück! (20.12.2017). COSMOPOLITAN
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Erst denken, dann klicken (14.12.2017). Der Teckbote
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Das Internet ändert die Demokratie (07.12.2017). Der Teckbote
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German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix (23.08.2017).
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What an academic study into 3D remix culture shows us about creativity (24.08.2017). 3D Printing Industry
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Wissenschaftsgespräche: Wie digital sind wir? (09.11.2016). Techtag
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Die Barrieren niederreissen (28.08.2016).
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"Retro ist ein Fluchtreflex auf zu viel Neues" (01.08.2016). Zeit Online
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Bring your own device – Private Smartphones und Tabletts in Diensten der Firma (02.04.2016). crashZINE
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Denkräume schaffen Kreativität (19.10.2015). Capital Magazin
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Foodporn - Essensfotos ins Netz stellen (25.09.2015). Bayern 2 - orange - Lebensart
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