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Welcome to the website of the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME)


The digitalization of higher education

The digitalization of higher education

IME is now part of the new 'HEPCoPa' project involving several Colombian universities. The project investigates higher education management and teaching evaluation in the context of digitalization.

Application for final thesis

The application period for a final thesis at IME chair starts now. Application is possible until 30.04.2019. Please use the online form for registration.

Course information for the summer semester 2019

Information on the current courses offered by the IME Chair for the summer semester 2019 are now available online.

Photo: David Ausserhofer

Presentation of the EFI Report 2019

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) presented its Annual Report for 2019 to German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. This year's main topics include the role of start-ups in the innovation system, innovations for energy transition, blockchain, and the digitalization of tertiary education institutions. The annual report (English language) is available for download at www.e-fi.de.

Photo: David Ausserhofer
Photo: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Appointment of Professor Hölzle to the High-Tech Forum of the Federal Government

Professor Katharina Hölzle has been appointed by the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Ms. Anja Karliczek, to the newly constituted High-Tech Forum. The 20 experts of the High-Tech Forum advise the Federal Government of Germany regarding the implementation and further development of the High-Tech Strategy 2025 and are co-chaired by Christian Luft (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and Professor Reimund Neugebauer (President of the Fraunhofer Society). Further information on the High-Tech Forum and Germany's High-Tech Strategy 2025 can be found in the following press release (German language).

Photo: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Photo: Tassilo Henike, Lion Franz, Professor Katharina Hölzle, Valeska Maul, Robert Rose (left ro tright)

Best Thesis Awards 2018

IME congratulates this year's awardees for best thesis who will receive a certificate and a gift basket of regional products from regioladen.net.

Lion Franz won the award for his bachelor thesis on the topic of "Cognition and innovation - A systematic literature review." In his work, Mr Franz qualitatively and quantitatively analyzes the state of the research and identified research gaps based on 485 articles.

Valeska Maul received the award for her master thesis on the topic of "Does the winner take it all? - A science mapping study of premium innovation journals." Ms Maul examines in her bibliometric study the intellectual structure of innovation studies based on a database of 4,797 articles published in leading scientific journals.

Photo: Tassilo Henike, Lion Franz, Professor Katharina Hölzle, Valeska Maul, Robert Rose (left ro tright)
Photo: Professor Katharina Hölzle, Johanna Simon-Lehmstedt, Fabian Gerhardt (left ro tright)

Johanna Simon-Lehmstedt was awarded for her bachelor thesis on the topic of "Challenges of corporate sustainability: An empirical study based on the paradoxical theory approach." She analyzed in a qualitative content analysis of independently conducted expert interviews of sustainable entrepreneurs how they deal with tensions between conflicting goals.

Photo: Professor Katharina Hölzle, Johanna Simon-Lehmstedt, Fabian Gerhardt (left ro tright)

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Antony Jay,

"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. "

Antony Jay,

"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. "