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  • Professur Innovationsmanagement und Entrepreneurship

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


New research assistant joins the IME team

We would like to welcome Lea Daniel as a new research assistant at IME! Lea will support Professor Groeger in teaching Entrepreneurship.

Students present their final pitches in the business formation class

Students present their business concepts in the final pitch round as part of the business formation course. Once more our guests from Potsdam Transfer gave feedback. We also welcomed Business Angel lawyer Friederich as an expert. Following the pitches, Mr. Friedrich gave an inspiring and very informative guest lecture on legal aspects of business formation.

Photo: Simon Laslo

Innovation Management Master students visit the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam

IME Master students visit the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam and gain fascinating insights on the SAP Innovation Center Network und the SAP Accelerator Programm SAP.io. Afterwards, students got the chance to tour the building.

Photo: Simon Laslo

Guest Lecture with Jan Schmiedgen, HPDTRP Research Fellow and Managing Partner @co:dify Group

On 14.01.2020, Jan Schmiedgen gave an enlightening guest lecture on “Service-Dominant Logic” for master students of the innovation management course. The HPDTRP research fellow and managing partner of co:dify talked about his research and his passion for ‘putting on the design lenses’.

Guest lecture with William Page, co-founder of Fassoo

On 06.01.2020, William Page gave an insightful and inspiring guest lecture on the various funding options for start-ups, sharing his own experience in raising €1.8m. Fassoo uses AI to unlock metadata from video content. The company is currently participating in the accelerator program of Media Tech Hub Potsdam.

Successful Doctorate by Tassilo Henike 

On December 17, Tassilo Henike successfully defended his thesis „Cognition and Entrepreneurial Business Modeling – The impacts of cognitive dispositions, search activities and visual framing " as the 17th doctoral student of Professor Katharina Hölzle. Congratulations! With his successful defense he will also leave his position at the chair. IME wishes him all the best for the future and says thank you for the last 4,5 years with Dr. Henike.

Innovation Management Master students visit the Bosch IoT Campus

IME Master students tour the Bosch IoT Campus and work with the IoT Stakeholder network diagram in team sessions.

Welcome and Farewell of IME Professors

Professor Katharina Hölzle and Professor Lars Groeger, together with the extended team of the IME Chair, recently held the handover ceremony. All the best to both, Prof. Dr. Lars Groeger at the IME Chair, and Professor Katharina Hölzle at the new Chair for IT Entrepreneurship at the Hasso Plattner Institute.

Professor Katharina Hölzle appointed to the Digital Engineering Faculty (DEF) from Winter Term 2019/20

Professor Katharina Hölzle will leave the WiSo Faculty at the end of October and assume the Chair of 'IT Entrepreneurship' at the DEF. The courses 'BWL520 Entrepreneurship' and 'BWL410 Innovation Management' are provided by Professor Lars Groeger as the interim professor and Tassilo Henike. The course 'Sustainable Innovation Management' does not take place. The BWL110/120 Bachelor project/research seminar will be held by Valeska Maul and Dr. Robert Rose.

Appointment of Professor Hölzle as Spokeswoman of PoGS

Professor Katharina Hölzle was appointed spokeswoman of the Potsdam Graduate School of the University of Potsdam. PoGS promotes, connects, and advises junior and advanced researchers.

Professor Hölzle appointed as Vice Chairwoman of EFI Commission

Professor Hölzle has assumed the position of Vice Chairwoman of the newly composed Federal Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI). See the BMBF press release for further information.

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)

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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. "