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  • Professur Innovationsmanagement und Entrepreneurship

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


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.

New publication on visual instruments of business modeling and their impacts on decision-making

Tassilo Henike, Dr. Martin Kamprath, and Professor Katharina Hölzle recently published their research on the effects of business model visualizations in the leading international journal Long Range Planning. The article is available via the following link. The study examined 103 visual business modeling instruments and their impacts on decision-making. The research highlights the factors that make business model visualizations useful and easily applicable. Furthermore, five specific visual framing effects were identified, through which visualizations affect decisions.

3 Years _Gemeinsam digital: Competence Centre Berlin 4.0 at a glance!

Facts and figures about the achievements of _Gemeinsam digital: 93% recommendation and 91% satisfaction rate show how well SMEs perceive the work of the Berlin Competence Center 4.0.

_Gemeinsam digital launches online self-analysis tool

The IME team offers small and medium-sized companies the opportunity to analyze their state of digitalization, gives tailored recommendations, and proposes further steps.

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