Andreas Kuebart
Research Associate | Dynamics of Economic Spaces

Since October 2015 Andreas Kuebart is employed as a research associate and as doctoral student in the research department “Dynamics of Economic Spaces” at the IRS. He is currently working in the lead project “Local Anchors of Translocal Knowledge Communities,” in which he is mainly concerned with the case study in Detroit (Michigan). Kuebart graduated with a M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Bonn in 2015 after earning a bachelor’s degree from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Human Geography (2012). During his studies he spent time at the Geography departments of Stockholm University and the University of Florida in Gainsville. Focusing on both, economic geography and geographical information sciences, he completed his studies with a thesis in the field of financial geography researching shifting business models of German venture capital firms.

Andreas Kuebart worked as a student assist at the Verkehrsverbund (transport association) Berlin-Brandenburg and at the University of Bonn. Furthermore he spent two years with the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development assisting research on mobility and transportation. In his PhD project he is interested in the geographies of knowledge and innovation in the context of seed accelerators.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Entrepreneurship Studies
Innovation Research
Open Creative Labs
Network Research
Knowledge Economy
Research on Capital and Space
Disciplines
Geography
Economical Geography
Transportation
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Case Study Design
Semi-Structured Interviews
Multivariate Analysis
Network Analysis
Secondary Analysis
Univariate Analysis

Projects

Selected Publications by Year

2019
Kuebart, A., & Ibert, O. (2019). Beyond Territorial Conceptions of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Dynamic Spatiality of Knowledge Brokering in Seed Accelerators. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 63(2-4), 118–133. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2018-0012
Kuebart, A. (2019). Geographies of Relational Coordination in Venture Capital Firms. European Planning Studies, 27(11), 2206-2226. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1620696
2018
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2018). Open Creative Labs in Deutschland – Räumliche Konfigurationen für Temporäres Experimentieren und Arbeiten. In H. Pechlaner, & E. Innerhofer (Eds.), Temporäre Konzepte: Coworking und Coliving als Perspekive für die Regionalentwicklung (pp. 60-76). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Brewig, S. (2018). Shearmur Richard, Carrincazeaux Christophe and Doloreux David (Eds): Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2016), pp. 512. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 62(1), 82-85. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2017-0027
Ibert, O., Schmidt, S., Brinks, V., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs in Deutschland: Typologisierung, Verbreitung, Entwicklungsbedingungen und politische Gestaltung
2017
Lange, B., Schmidt, S., Domann, V., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2017). Basteln – Gestalten – Experimentieren: Offene kreative Orte in Deutschland. In Nationalatlas (Vol. 11,3). Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
2016
Kuebart, A. (2016). Berlin as an emerging venture capital ecosystem. Poster session presented at Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin, Germany.
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs: Typologisierung, Verbreitung und Entwicklungsbedingungen

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Kuebart, A., & Ibert, O. (2019). Beyond Territorial Conceptions of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Dynamic Spatiality of Knowledge Brokering in Seed Accelerators. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 63(2-4), 118–133. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2018-0012
Kuebart, A. (2019). Geographies of Relational Coordination in Venture Capital Firms. European Planning Studies, 27(11), 2206-2226. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1620696
Contribution to Anthology
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2018). Open Creative Labs in Deutschland – Räumliche Konfigurationen für Temporäres Experimentieren und Arbeiten. In H. Pechlaner, & E. Innerhofer (Eds.), Temporäre Konzepte: Coworking und Coliving als Perspekive für die Regionalentwicklung (pp. 60-76). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Expertise / Position Paper / Policy Paper
Schmidt, S., Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs: Typologisierung, Verbreitung und Entwicklungsbedingungen
Final or Preliminary Project Report (not published)
Ibert, O., Schmidt, S., Brinks, V., Kuebart, A., & Kühn, J. Open Creative Labs in Deutschland: Typologisierung, Verbreitung, Entwicklungsbedingungen und politische Gestaltung
Other Contribution to Book
Lange, B., Schmidt, S., Domann, V., Ibert, O., Kühn, J., & Kuebart, A. (2017). Basteln – Gestalten – Experimentieren: Offene kreative Orte in Deutschland. In Nationalatlas (Vol. 11,3). Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
Poster
Kuebart, A. (2016). Berlin as an emerging venture capital ecosystem. Poster session presented at Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin, Germany.
Review in Journal
Ibert, O., Kuebart, A., & Brewig, S. (2018). Shearmur Richard, Carrincazeaux Christophe and Doloreux David (Eds): Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2016), pp. 512. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 62(1), 82-85. DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2017-0027

Talks

2019
Anchoring ecosystems – open creative labs as focal places for entrepreneurial processes

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2019

September/25/2019
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as Ressourcescapes

Temporal Dynamics in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

July/02/2019
Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany

Social Risk Capital – ​Geographies of Seed Accelerators​

15. Rauischholzhausener Symposium zur Wirtschaftsgeographie

April/26/2019
Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Rauischholzhausen, Germany

Temporal Anchors – Focal Places for Startup Processes in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems​

AAG Annual Meeting 2019

April/06/2019
Washington, DC, Washington, D.C., United States

Anchoring Ecosystems – Open Creative Labs as Focal Places for Entrepreneurial Processes

Gemeinsames Kolloquium IRS-Humboldt Universität Wirtschaftsgeographie

February/19/2019
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geographisches Institut, Berlin, Germany

2018
Anchoring Ecosystems – Open Creative Labs als Schnittstellen in Gründungsprozessen

Jahrestagung des AK Industriegeographie 2018

October/17/2018
Naurod-Niedernhausen, Germany

Anchoring Ecosystems – Open Creative Labs as Focal Places for Entrepreneurial Processes​

5th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018

July/25/2018
Köln, Germany

Towards a Spatio-Temporal Perspective on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Seed Accelerators as local Anchors of Trans-Local Entrepreneurial Processes.

AAG Annual Meeting 2018

April/12/2018
New Orleans, United States

2017
Social Risk Capital: Seed Accelerators as Local Anchors in Trans‐Locally Shared Practices

Fingeo Lab 2017

November/08/2017
Frankfurt (Main), Frankfurt (Main), Germany

Places of Self-Programmable Labor: Open Creative Labs as Settings for Work in the Information Age

EGEA Scientific Conference

June/17/2017
Girona, Girona, Spain

Anchored Where? Examining Locational Characteristics of Open Creative Labs.

Summer School for Advanced Economic Geography

June/04/2017
L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

Temporary Places: How Seed Accelerators Configure Future Trajectories of Organizational Development

AAG 2017

April/07/2017
Boston, MA, Boston, MA, United States

2015
Investing in proximity? – changing business models in the German venture capital industry

Global Conference on Economic Geography

August/21/2015
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

News
November/02/2016

During the past decade we could observe the vast creation of open spaces dedicated to tinkering, experimentation, creative and freelance work as well as entrepreneurship primarily in Western, industrialized economies but also beyond. The scene of operators and users of such places typically refer affirmatively to a community culture in which manufacturing tools and digital technologies are flexibly accessible and knowledge and expertise are shared collaboratively among peers. This broschure, originating from a third-party funded research project by the same name, provides a detailed view of Germany's lab scene, a typology of the labs and insights into the conditions of their formation, development and allocation. more info