Ralph Lichtner has been a Research Associate at the Institute for Learning and Innovation in Networks (ILIN) in the field of Networked Innovation and Production since 2013. He is doing his doctorate at the Chair of Innovation Management at Freie Universität Berlin.

After his successful graduation as a Master of Science in Economics Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), he did research projects on global innovation and cooperation strategies at the Institute for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen and the Institute for Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau.