Team – Samuel Simon


Samuel Simon

Research Innovation Hub

Samuel Simon (Research Innovation Hub)

Samuel Simon is supporting the development of the Research Innovation Hub at CAIS since November 2020. He is responsible for the implementation of agile methodology to strengthen interdisciplinary research on digitization and identify relevant fields of research. He draws on professional experience in the areas of service design, design thinking and agile innovation and provides practical knowledge in the conception and implementation of workshop formats. His interests focus on the areas of participatory digital culture and ethical design.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 2018 Samuel Simon supports digital transformation processes of consulting businesses as a freelancer.
  • Between 2017 and 2020 he developed and implemented the digital strategy for the Service Design Network gGmbH, where he received further training in the areas of service design, design thinking and future forecasting.
  • Parallel to that he completed a workshop facilitation training at the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as a project manager training at the Institute for Practical Psychology and Organisational Development (IPO Lomnitz) in the years of 2017 and 2018.
  • Since 2017 he has been facilitating media competence workshops for TV and radio productions for the media education department of WDR Cologne.
  • Since 2016 he has been a lecturer at the University of Cologne, where he teaches project management in the creative business and develops film productions with the students.
  • He completed his studies in media management and media culture studies (Bachelor and Master) between 2011 and 2017.
  • From 2008 to 2011, after his training as a photographer, he worked as a studio manager, trainer and video producer for international clients in the field of fashion and interior design.
Workshops and Talks
  • Participatory Digitization Research, workshop at the conference “Re-Thinking/Re-Configuring Participation. New Forms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Scientific Knowledge Production?” of the association for science and technology research (GWTF e.V.), 18.11.2021.
  • Interdisciplinarity: Challenge or Opportunity? speaker at the conference “Benefits and challenges of collaboration in research.” of the German Center for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW), 04.11.2021
  • Agile Academia & participatory science. The CAIS research innovation hub as best practice case study, speaker at the conference NewWork@Science by ZWM Speyer e.V., 04.10.2021
  • Interdisciplinarity in Digitization Research, co-creation workshop as part of the postdoc Summer School of Graduiertenkolleg NRW Digitale Gesellschaft, 14.09.2021
  • From Ego to Eco. Systems Thinking for Sustainable Speculative Design, speaker at the conference Anticipatory Governence: Exploring Social Imaginaries, 29.06.2021
  • mentor for service design and innovation management as part of the Global Service Jam since 2018
  • Design Thinking for Agile Academia, workshop as part of the education series Agile Methods for postdoc researchers, 04.05.2021
  • Peculiar Thinking: Re-Framing Challenges, speaker at the conference Creative Approach Summit, 27.03.2021
  • Innovation Methods for Academic Research, presentation at the University of Bremen, 27.11.2020
  • Creativity & Innovation Tools: Maneuvering Uncertainty in Scientific Research, presentation at the CAIS innovation hub, 26.11.2020
  • A Playground for Agile Academia, speaker at the conference #CMPRSSD Nuremberg Digital Festival, 20.11.2020