Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer is the Chief Innovation Officer at KUKA since May 2019 after joining KUKA in 2017. From 2015 until 2017 she was Deputy Department Head for Business Model Innovation at Fraunhofer Headquarters in Munich, Germany. There she was responsible for an internal accelerator for Fraunhofer researchers to create their own startup. Prior to this she spent 7 years as an innovation systems researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany.
From 2000 to 2008 Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer worked in the Department for International Business Development at Fraunhofer Headquarters and was heading several offices in different Asian countries.