Cristina Rujan, M.Sc.

Doktorandin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-567


Innovationsökonomik, Geistige Eigentumsrechte, Innovationsstrategien von Unternehmen, Grüne Innovation, Innovationspolitik

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Seit 10/2018
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Doktorandin am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb  (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research) sowie an der Munich Graduate School of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

09/2014 – 06/2016
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Maastricht University sowie der Université Catholique de Louvain

09/2011 – 06/2014
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Volkswirtschaftslehre sowie Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Maastricht University, Maastricht

Beruflicher Werdegang

02/2018 – 09/2018
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, European Centre for International Political Economy, Brüssel

09/2017 – 02/2018
Trainee, European Economic and Social Committee, Brüssel

09/2016 – 06/2017
Praktikum, Chief Economist Unit des European Patent Office, München

10/2014 – 01/2015
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Maastricht University, Maastricht

07/2014 – 08/2014
Praktikum, Romanian Competition Council, Bukarest



Rose, Michael; Reinsone, Sanita; Andriushchenko, Maksym; Bartosiak, Marcin; Bobak, Anna; Drury, Luke; Düring, Marten; Figueira, Inês; Gailīte, Elīna; Guimarães Abreu, Lucas; Gutierrez, Irene; Ivashchenko, Oleksandra; Heuckelom, Kris Van; Jaudzema, Justine; Jurikova, Katarina; Knörzer, Johannes; Kutafina, Ekaterina; Kwaśnicki, Mateusz; Lane, Hakan; Ļaksa-Timinska, Ilze; Laschowski, Brokoslaw; Lattu, Annina; Maci, Megi; Mäkinen-Rostedt, Katri; Maryl, Maciej; Meerbeek, Marten van; Morin, Olivier; Mosienko, Valentina; Palou Vilar, Vilar; Pauw, Karen De; Pelepets, Marina; Reinfelds, Matiss; Rujan, Cristina; Santybayeva, Zhanna; Skatova, Anya; Vita, Martin; Weaver, Ieva; Wnuk, Magdalena (2022). #ScienceForUkraine: an Initiative to Support the Ukrainian Academic Community. “3 months since Russia’s invasion in Ukraine”, February 26 – May 31, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 22-13.

  • here was an immediate ad-hoc response of the international scientific community to help scholars from universities affected by Russia's war in Ukraine. Official government-backed funding programmes later allowed the ad-hoc help offers to be sustainable and stable. The #ScienceForUkraine initiative is a grass-root initiative that emerged out of the desire to help; initially created as a central database for the worldwide offers for help. Its 133 active volunteers engaged with policy-makers and funding bodies to improve support to the Ukrainian academic community.

    The website became a central and well-known hub with a general database for help listings but also extensive curated link lists for further help. There were more than 120k visits in the past three months, 12k of which are reportedly from Ukraine. #ScienceForUkraine has many active country groups that flexibly respond to needs in their geographic area. Collecting information, creating posters for border stations, mentoring, consulting on how to organise transfers, and engaging with policy makers are some of the tasks performed by members.

    #ScienceForUkraine is active on all major social networks to be in touch with both the Western academic community (primarily Twitter and LinkedIn) and the Ukrainian academic community (mainly Facebook and Telegram); whereas students are reached mostly via Instagram. The initiative fulfils an important function by transmitting information from one sphere to the other. #ScienceForUkraine recorded well over 2,600 support listings (one listing may be directed at several scholars). 15% of these were offered by German institutions (410), followed by French (227) and Polish (183) institutions.
  • Available at SSRN


Young Innovative Companies
Ort: Chiemsee

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EPIP Conference
Ort: Cambridge

Young Innovative Companies
Ort: Bernried

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EARIE Conference
Ort: Wien

Young Innovative Companies
LMU Innovation Workshop
Ort: München

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
GEOINNO Conference
Ort: Mailand

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Bavarian Micro Day
Ort: Nürnberg

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
20th GEP/CEPR Postgraduate conference
Ort: online

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Ort: Ohlstadt

Cumulative Innovation and Spillovers
Advanced Seminar in Economics & Policy: Economics of Innovation (TU München), Gastvortrag
Ort: online

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
TIME Seminar (TU München), Forschungsseminar
Ort: online

01. – 04.12.2021
Young Innovative Companies
Ort: Schloss Ringberg

Delving into Green Innovation
Ort: Feldkirchen-Westerham

11. – 12.06.2021
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation, Shaping Globalization – Economic Consequences and Policy Responses
International Workshop for Early Career Economists (Mainz)
Ort: online

Taxation and Markets for Technology
Ort: online

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
RISE3  3rd Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop
Ort: online

Steps Forward. Research in Time of COVID19
Ort: online

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Innovation Workshop, LMU
Ort: München

Idea Pitch: Multinational Firms and Innovation Strategies
Paper Reading Workshop
Ort: München

Multinational Firms and Innovation Strategies
Competition and Innovation Summer School
Ort: Ulcinj, Montenegro