David Wurster

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports
Institute of Sociology
Sociology of Technology and Innovation

Jakob-Welder-Weg 20
55128 Mainz

Philosophicum II, Room 03-310
Tel +49 39-24828

David Wurster has been working as a research assistant at the Department of Sociology of Technology and Innovation, Simulation Methods since September 2022 and is primarily active here in the AI-FORA project.

He studied Mechatronics - Project Engineering (B.E.) at the dual University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and then completed a part-time Master's degree at FOM Stuttgart with a focus on Business Consulting and Digital Management. He wrote his thesis on the topic of "Success factors for scaling business models in urban areas - in line with sustainable urban development" in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart. From September 2019 to August 2022, Mr Wurster worked as an IT and business consultant at a top-level international consulting firm. As a result, he has extensive expertise in the development and implementation of new software applications.

Research focus
  • Interaction between new technologies and society
  • Empirical social research
  • Inter-organisational innovation networks