IME News Archive


2020


Rika Lange

New student research assistant joins the IME team

We would like to welcome Rika Lange as our new student research assistant at IME! Rika will support the chair as tutor for the course entrepreneurial thinking.

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No supervision of final theses this summer term

Due to the temporary substitution of the IME chair, no thesis supervision will be offered in summer term 2020.

Course information for the summer semester 2020

Course information for the summer semester 2020

Information on the course offer by the IME Chair for the summer term 2020 are now available online. Please note that the number of participants for the course Entrepreneurship is limited this term.

Leon Rasztar

New student research assistant joins the IME team

We would like to welcome Leon Rasztar as our new student research assistant at IME! Leon will support the team in teaching bachelor students in entrepreneurial thinking.

New research assistant joins the IME team

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.

Final Pitches der Studierenden im Kurs Unternehmensgründung
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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.

Final Pitches der Studierenden im Kurs Unternehmensgründung
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IME-Students at SAP
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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.

IME-Students at SAP
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Guest Lecture with Jan Schmiedgen
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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 Jan Schmiedgen
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Gastvortrag von William Page, Co-Founder von Fassoo
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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.

Gastvortrag von William Page, Co-Founder von Fassoo
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2019


Dissertation Tassilo Henike
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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.

Dissertation Tassilo Henike
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Innovationmanagement Master Course visits Bosch IoT Campus

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.

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

New publication on visual instruments of business modeling and their impacts on decision-making
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3 Years _Gemeinsam digital: Competence Centre Berlin 4.0 at a glance!

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

_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.

Erfolgreiche Promotion von Robert Rose
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Successful Doctorate by Robert Rose

On October 11, Robert Rose successfully completed his Cotutelle PhD thesis "Leading for team-level creativity and innovation - A bibliometric and field-based analysis" as the 15th doctoral student of Professor Katharina Hölzle. The reviewers were Professor Jennie Björk (KTH) and Professor Martin Högl (LMU Munich). The associate supervisor was Professor Lars Groeger from Macquarie University (Sydney). The chair congratulates Dr. Rose and wishes him all the best!

Erfolgreiche Promotion von Robert Rose
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IME Chair at the G-Forum in Vienna

IME Chair at the G-Forum in Vienna

Fabian Gerhardt recently presented his research on "Location Factors in Rural Areas Close to Cities" at this year's G-Forum, the largest entrepreneurship conference in the DACH region.

High-Tech Forum presents paper on "Ways to the 3.5 percent target"

High-Tech Forum presents paper on "Ways to the 3.5 percent target"

In its current paper, the High-Tech Forum presents various measures aimed at stimulating investments in research and development and contributing to the achievement of Germany's 3.5 percent target.

Digitalcheck Workshop

Step by step to digital pioneer

On October 17th we invite small and medium-sized enterprises to our first Digitalcheck Workshop to discuss their digital maturity and develop further steps to reach their next digital maturity level.

Fulbright Doktorandenstipendien

Fulbright Scholarship for PhD students

Fulbright Germany invites German junior researchers to apply for a scholarship (until 01.10.2019) who pursue a research project for several month at an US university from May 2020.

Corporate Entrepreneurship Assessment Instrument (CEAI)

Corporate Entrepreneurship Assessment Instrument (CEAI)

Stephan Kullack (IME alumnus) developed with Professor Hölzle a measurement tool for the organizational antecedents of Corporate Entrepreneurship, which has now been published as an eBook (see link).

Annika Schröder and Mara Meisel @ OUI Conference 2019

IME @ 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference in Utrecht

Annika Schröder and Mara Meisel presented their latest research on patient innovation and moderators of virtual support groups at this year’s OUI conference in Utrecht.

Entrepreneurship at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing

Entrepreneurship at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing

Professor Katharina Hölzle is currently teaching the Entrepreneurship course at the International Summer School of our partner university UIBE. This week the focus was on "Entrepreneurs wanted."

Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab 2019

Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab 2019

PEELx (August 14-19) is a startup and innovation workshop. You will work in interdisciplinary teams to develop commercially feasible business models based on scientific ideas (follow link to apply).

Startup Summer Night

Startup Story Night – Summer Special @Campus Golm

On July 11th the Startup Story Summer Night takes place at campus Golm. Additional to the keynote there will be a speed pitching session. Afterwards guests are invited to stay for a get-together.

Marc Brechtel, New external doctoral candidate @IME Chair

New external doctoral candidate @IME Chair

The IME team welcomes Marc Brechtel as a new external doctoral candidate. Mr. Brechtel will start his doctoral studies on “Digital Platform Strategy” in July 2019.

Technology Management at Siemens

Technology Management at Siemens

Many thanks to Sebastian Dreßen for explaining Siemens‘ approach and instruments for managing technologies in our co-lectured Technology Management course with Professor Søren Salomo from TU Berlin.

Keynote von Prof. Dr. Hölzle auf dem DemoDay des Bosch Startup Harbour und AtomLeap

Keynote of Prof. Dr. Hölzle at the DemoDay of Bosch Startup Harbour and AtomLeap

Prof. Dr. Hölzle talks about how corporates can benefit from engaging with startups to detect trends at the DemoDay of Bosch ́s incubation program Startup Harbour and AtomLeap ́s High-Tech Accelerator

Innovation Growth Lab 2019

Innovation Growth Lab 2019

Professor Katharina Hölzle discussed with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners relevant developments in innovation policies at the Innovation Growth Lab Global Conference.

Prof. Dr. Hölzle nimmt an Panel Diskussion zum Thema Design Thinking in Frankfurt teil

Prof. Dr. Hölzle attends panel discussion on Design Thinking in Frankfurt

On May 7th Prof. Dr. Hölzle joined professionals from the finance sector in a panel discussion hosted by Capco and opened the event with a presentation on design thinking.

Dr. Philipp Kadelbach, founder of Flightright

Guestlecture by Dr. Philipp Kadelbach, founder of Flightright

On May 29th IME chair welcomes Dr. Philipp Kadelbach, founder of Flightright as guest speaker on his personal journey as Entrepreneur. The lecture is open to a guest audience at 10:15 a.m. in H04.

Additional Master Thesis Topics in Open Science

Additional Master Thesis Topics in Open Science

The IME Chair offers additional master thesis topics outside the actual application period. If interested, please have a look into the linked document.

DemoDay Bosch IoT Campus

DemoDay of Bosch Startup Harbour and AtomLeap

On May 28th, the alumni teams of Bosch ́s incubation program Startup Harbour and AtomLeap ́s High-Tech Accelerator will be presenting their tech focused ideas at the Bosch IoT Campus in Berlin.

Guest lecture by Kim Kordel of Bosch IoT Campus

Guest lecture by Kim Kordel from Bosch IoT Campus

On May 8th, IME welcomes Kim Kordel from Bosch as a guest speaker for the topic of IoT & Platform Business Model Innovation at the BWL500 lecture (10:15am, H04), which is open to a guest audience.

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.

Best Thesis Awards 2018
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.
 

Best Thesis Awards 2018
Photo: Tassilo Henike, Lion Franz, Professor Katharina Hölzle, Valeska Maul, Robert Rose (left ro tright)
Best Thesis Awards 2018
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.

Best Thesis Awards 2018
Photo: Professor Katharina Hölzle, Johanna Simon-Lehmstedt, Fabian Gerhardt (left ro tright)
_Gemeinsam digital extended for another two years until April 2021

_Gemeinsam digital extended for another two years until April 2021

The mittelstand 4.0 competence center Berlin is funded by the BMWi. The IME-Team of three has been responsible for evaluation of the project from the beginning.

Innovationmanagement Master Course visits Bosch IoT Campus

Innovation Management Course visits Bosch IoT Campus

IME-Master students tour the Bosch IoT-Campus and work with IoT Business Model Builder in team sessions.

New research assistant joins the IME team

New research assistant joins the IME team

We would like to welcome Valeska Maul as a new research assistant at IME! Valeska supports Professor Hölzle in her work for the EFI Commission and will begin her doctoral studies at IME.

Innovation Management Master Course visits Flightright

Innovation Management Master Course visits Flightright

Flightright invites IME-Masters to take a look at their daily business. Using ideation techniques they develop innovative ideas for legal tech.

TEDxUniPotsdam
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TEDxUniPotsdam 'Seeking Discomfort'

For the first time, the TEDx format was held in Potsdam. Organized by students of the University of Potsdam and under the auspices of Professor Katharina Hölzle, the well-attended event found great resonance. The corresponding press release of the University of Potsdam can be found here.

TEDxUniPotsdam
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IME Highlights 2018
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The IME chair wishes a Happy New Year 2019!

The team of the IME chair wishes all students, alumni, partners, friends, and supporters a very Happy New Year 2019! In the attached graphic, we briefly summarized our selection of highlights of the past year.

IME Highlights 2018
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2018


Appointment of Professor Katharina Hölzle to the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation
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Appointment of Professor Katharina Hölzle to the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation

On July 1, 2018, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, has appointed Professor Katharina Hölzle as a new member of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) for the next four years.

EFI provides the Federal Government with scientific policy advice on research, innovation, and Germany's technological performance. According to its statutes, the EFI is composed of up to six scientific experts with specialized knowledge, experience, and international recognition in innovation research. Since 2008, EFI has been submitting an annual report to the Federal Government and Parliament with analyses and recommendations regarding the German research and innovation system.

The current annual report of EFI and the press release on the appointment of Professor Hölzle are available at https://www.e-fi.de/presse/.

Appointment of Professor Katharina Hölzle to the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation
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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The IME chair wishes all students, alumni, partners, friends, and supporters a Merry Christmas and a healthy, successful and happy 2019.

The IME chair is wishing everyone a happy festive season

The IME chair is wishing everyone a happy festive season

For this year's advent excursion the IME chair visited the Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin and learned about innovative production methods and materials used for heavy-duty gas turbines.

IME @ the German Sustainability Award in Düsseldorf

IME @ the German Sustainability Award in Düsseldorf

Fabian Gerhardt took part in the Congress to grant the German Sustainability Award and to discuss topics in the context of Sustainability, Digitalization and Entreprenuership.

IME @ Conference for Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in Toledo

IME @ Conference for Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in Toledo

Leonhard Gebhardt and Fabian Gerhardt presented their research on corporate processes in sustainable startups in Berlin at RENT 2018 in Toledo, Spain.

_Gemeinsam digital hosts internal day of Mittelstand digital

_Gemeinsam digital hosts internal day of Mittelstand digital

Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle talks about the Expert Commission for Research an Innovation (EFI) at the _Gemeinsam digital Regional Conference in Berlin.

_Gemeinsam digital organizes Gaming Night

_Gemeinsam digital organizes Gaming Night

_Gemeinsam digital shows more than 400 guests with talks, interactive stations and a get-together how Gamification can be used in companies.

Holger Rhinow successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Holger Rhinow successfully defended his doctoral thesis

On 12.10.2018, Holger Rhinow successfully defended his dissertation on "Design Thinking as a Learning Process in Organizations: New Opportunities and Dilemmas for Project Work". Congratulations!

IME @ 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs

IME @ 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs

Sophie Glombik, Oliver Kullik and Fabian Gerhardt presented their latest research results regarding the Chief Digital Officer, Corporate Venturing and Rural Entrepreneurship at the G-Forum.

Work 4.0 - An exchange with IG Metall, Plattform Industrie 4.0, and other competence centers

Work 4.0 - An exchange with IG Metall, Plattform Industrie 4.0, and other competence centers

Last week, Fabian Gerhardt und Oliver Kullik discussed for the 'Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum' how the German Mittelstand can be supported regarding challenges of the future of work.

Presentation by Professor Hölzle on the Design Thinking Mindset

Presentation by Professor Hölzle on the Design Thinking Mindset

Full house at the DesignLab of the University of Twente where Professor Katharina Hölzle talked about "The Design Thinking Mindset - An Individual and Organizational Perspective."

Bosch Software Innovations has launched the incubation program Startup Harbour

Bosch Software Innovations has launched the incubation program Startup Harbour

Prof. Dr. Hölzle will be mentoring and advising Startups at Boschs new program „Startup Harbour“. The Program aims to support founders with an initial business concept.

Identifying and Overcoming Organizational Innovation Constraints

Identifying and Overcoming Organizational Innovation Constraints

The new PDMA handbook 'Leveraging Constraints for Innovation' is now available online (see weblink) with a chapter on innovation barriers by Professor Hölzle, Dr. Reimer, and Professor Gemünden.

Apply now for KPMGs Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019

Apply now for KPMGs Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019

Bachelor students (in teams of four) can apply to KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019 until November 11th.

GAME ON: _Gemeinsam digital hosts Gaming Night

GAME ON: _Gemeinsam digital hosts Gaming Night

On November 7th 2018, _Gemeinsam digital hosts a creative night about Gamification and Serious Games. Practical examples will show how this topic can be applied by SMEs.

Forum on the topic 'Environment and Innovation'

Forum on the topic 'Environment and Innovation'

At the invitation of the Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg, Professor Hölzle will discuss the topic 'Environment and Innovation' with State Minister Franz Untersteller on October 16th.

Strategy workshop of the IME team

Strategy workshop of the IME team

In preparation for the coming semester, the IME team this time worked at Coconat - an ideal place for concentrated work in the countryside. Many thanks to Coconat for their great hospitality!

Researching Design Thinking: Linking Theory and Practice across Disciplines

Researching Design Thinking: Linking Theory and Practice across Disciplines

Professor Hölzle recently co-organized a workshop on the state-of-the-science of Design Thinking at the Academy of Management 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago (for more details, follow the link above).

Entrepreneurship course at UIBE

Entrepreneurship course at UIBE

As a visiting professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, Professor Katharina Hölzle again gave the much requested course on entrepreneurship.

Berlin Seminar 2018 of the Fulbright Commission

Berlin Seminar 2018 of the Fulbright Commission

This year's annual meeting of Fulbright Germany was themed "The Times They Are a-Changin’" for which Professor Hölzle hosted a session about 'Academic Career Stories' (see link for video summary).

Frederik Kraft successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Frederik Kraft successfully defended his doctoral thesis

We warmly congratulate Frederik Kraft, who defended his dissertation on the topic of "Be Creative, Now! The Paradox of Freedom in Organizations" at the University of Potsdam with great distinction.

Interview with Professor Hölzle on the digital transformation

Interview with Professor Hölzle on the digital transformation

Professor Hölzle recently talked about digital transformation efforts in Brandenburg - the interview is published in this week's business special of the 'Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten' (PNN).

IME participates in Fact Finding Mission about Entrepreneurial Universities

IME participates in Fact Finding Mission about Entrepreneurial Universities

Fabian Gerhardt, research assistant at the IME chair, is currently researching the topic 'Entrepreneurial Universities' in Bogotá, Colombia, as part of a DAAD Fact Finding Mission.

Visit of the Australian Ambassador at the University of Potsdam

Visit of the Australian Ambassador at the University of Potsdam

Professor Katharina Hölzle meets the Ambassador of Australia, I.E. Mrs. Lynette Wood, during her inaugural visit to the Minister-President of Brandenburg, Dr. Dietmar Woidke.

Brigitte Zypries visits digital transformation project

Brigitte Zypries visits digital transformation project

At one of our digital marketing workshops, former Minister for Economic Affairs, Brigitte Zypries, met with the team of ‘Gemeinsam digital’ to discuss future digitization efforts of local SMEs.

Best Thesis Awards 2017
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Best Thesis Awards 2017

The IME Chair congratulates this year's prize winners for best thesis, Mirjam Fochler (second from the left in the picture) and Alina Arlott (fourth from the left in the picture). Both graduates received a gift basket from regioladen.net, comprised of regional products.

Mirjam Fochler was awarded for her master thesis on the topic of "Leadership for innovation: A bibliometric analysis". In her science mapping study, she investigated the intellectual and conceptual structure of this interdisciplinary research stream - specifically regarding the question which leadership behaviors are more likely to facilitate innovation.

Arlina Arlott won the prize for her bachelor thesis on the topic of "Channel diversification of online pure players: An exploratory study of their motives". For her empirical study, Ms. Arlott conducted structured interviews with managers as well as founders of firms that started their business online and disrupted traditional ways of doing business.

Best Thesis Awards 2017
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Guest lecture by Martin Gaedt on how to 'Rock Your Idea'

Guest lecture by Martin Gaedt on how to 'Rock Your Idea'

Martin Gaedt, author of the provocative bestseller 'Rock Your Idea' (Murmann Publishers), will hold a guest lecture on 2 May (10am, room 3.06.H04), all students are cordially invited!

Innovation Spaces

"Creativity requires freedom, but guidelines as well"

Professor Katharina Hölzle was recently interviewed for the platform 'Innovation Spaces' of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The video is available in German language (see weblink).

Strategy workshop of the IME chair

Strategy workshop of the IME chair

The IME team has set the course for the coming semester in its biannual strategy workshop. Many thanks to our host, Journey 2 Creation!

Introductory event for the Master's programme in Business Administration

Introductory event for the Master's programme in Business Administration

Professor Hölzle will hold the introductory event for the Master's programme in Business Administration on 6 April (10 a.m., Campus Griebnitzsee, House 6, Room H02).

Professor Lisa Carlgren joins the IME chair as a visiting scholar

Professor Lisa Carlgren joins the IME chair as a visiting scholar

We have the pleasure to welcome and host Professor Lisa Carlgren as a visiting scholar from Chalmers University of Technology Sweden. She is currently studying the role of Design Thinking in industry.

StartUp Partners visit for Businessplan pitches of student teams

StartUp Partners visit for Businessplan pitches of student teams

Thank you to our StartUp partners from VisionYou, MajorGroove, Homebell, MuzaMuza and H-Aero who visited to see our student teams present their Businessplan pitches.

IME students visit the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam

IME students visit the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam

The Master class Inno-mgt. visited the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam today and got very interesting insights into the future of IT, Open Innovation and SAP as attractive employer.

IME students visit the new 'Bosch IoT Campus' in Berlin

IME students visit the new 'Bosch IoT Campus' in Berlin

The Master class Innovation visited the Bosch IoT Campus and had the wonderful opportunity to learn about the newest tools and experiences in the area of business model innovation in networks.

SME 4.0 Evaluation Workshop – IME talks about Impact Evaluation @ WIK

SME 4.0 Evaluation Workshop – IME talks about Impact Evaluation @ WIK

On January 17th, IME was in Bad Honnef at the evaluation workshop of the M4.0 Competence Centers and lectured on impact evaluation. The evaluation of outcome and cost-effectiveness were also topics.

Work 4.0 - Working Group Meeting

Work 4.0 - Working Group Meeting

On January 16th, the M4.0-Competence Centers met in Paderborn on the topic of Work 4.0. They highlighted the topic’s relevance as well as their activities for SME and visited the Heinz-Nixdorf Museum.

Current research on Design Thinking

Current research on Design Thinking

Professor Lisa Carlgren, currently a visiting scholar at our chair, introduced us to her exciting research on the topic of 'Design Thinking' as part of our weekly research colloquium.

Prof. Dr. Hölzle awards the Guido Reger Founders’ Prize

Prof. Dr. Hölzle awards the Guido Reger Founders’ Prize

Yesterday, Prof. Dr. Hölzle awarded the Guido Reger Founders’ Prize to the start-up company of the three founders of TeneTrio, whose idea makes a visionary contribution to sustainable nutrition.

Guest lecture on innovation practice by Dr. Shamim Rafat

Guest lecture on innovation in practice by Dr. Shamim Rafat

Dr. Shamim Rafat, founder and CEO of zero360, introduced students of BWL 410 in today's rewarding guest lecture to innovation practices in German companies - many thanks from us!

The IME Chair wishes a Happy New Year 2018!

The IME chair wishes a Happy New Year 2018!

The team of the IME chair wishes its students, supporters, and friends a very happy and inspiring New Year 2018!


2017


Innovation Management Internship at Bosch (US)

Innovation Management Internship at Bosch (US)

In cooperation with Bosch we offer a Master's student the opportunity for a 6-month innovation management internship at Bosch (US). Please send applications via e-mail to Professor Hölzle.

IME sustainability course visits 'Journey 2 Creation' and 'Dark Horse Innovation'

IME sustainability course visits 'Journey 2 Creation' and 'Dark Horse Innovation'

Students of the IME chair had the chance to visit J2C and Dark Horse in Berlin. We would like to thank Jörg Koslowsky and Friedrich Große-Dunker for many inspiring insights and discussions!

Award ceremony for the 'Digital Transformer of the Year 2017'

Award ceremony for the 'Digital Transformer of the Year 2017'

The initiative 'Digital Transformer of the Year' had its annual award ceremony at the Microsoft Atrium Berlin. As a member of the jury, Professor Hölzle presented prizes in the category 'Industry'.

Keynote by Professor Hölzle on Germany's digital future

Keynote by Professor Hölzle on Germany's digital future

Which skills does the digital transformation require? Professor Hölzle gave a keynote to that question at a symposium hosted by the 'Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy' in Berlin.

Guest lecture on corporate foresight by Björn Theis

Guest lecture on corporate foresight by Björn Theis

We would like to thank Björn Theis, Foresight Manager at Evonik, for a most interesting guest lecture in BWL410 with insights from Evonik's strategic innovation unit, Creavis.

The IME chair is wishing everyone a happy festive season

The IME chair is wishing everyone a happy festive season

For this year's christmas celebration, the IME chair explored the Museum for Communication in Berlin and learned about the manifold aspects of our information society.

Guest lecture on sustainability by Timothy Glaz on 29 November

Guest lecture on sustainability by Timothy Glaz on 29 November

Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs at Werner & Mertz (e.g., 'Frosch'), will give a guest lecture on 29 November (9:00-10:30, room S13) about sustainability in a corporate context.

Radio interview with Professor Hölzle

Radio interview with Professor Hölzle

How can environmental sustainability facilitate the innovative power of German companies? Professor Hölzle was interviewed by the 'Deutschlandfunk' to that question (German language).

G-Forum 2017 - 21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and SMEs

G-Forum 2017 - 21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and SMEs

Sophie Glombik of the IME digitization team presented her research on the landscape of maturity models for the digital transformation at the G-Forum annual conference.

Strategietreffen des IME-Lehrstuhls

Strategy Meeting of the IME Chair

The IME team comes back with plenty of motivation for the new winter term from its biannual strategy meeting, held in the lovely 'Dranser Tenne' (Wittstock/Dosse).

Master Thesis in Sydney

Master Thesis in Sydney

In cooperation with Macquarie University we shortly offer a financially supported research stay in Sydney on the topic of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Please approach us via e-mail as soon as possible.

18th International CINet Conference concludes

18th International CINet Conference concludes

We would like to thank all participants for a successful 18th International CINet Conference, hosted by Professor Hölzle at the University of Potsdam on the theme of 'Digitalization and Innovation'.

Panel on the digital future of Brandenburg

Panel on the digital future of Brandenburg

Professor Hölzle held a keynote at the panel "Digitale Zukunft@brandenburg", hosted by 'Der Tagesspiegel' in Potsdam, with an opening speech by the Minister-President of Brandenburg, Dr. Woidke.

Die Grüne Seite der Digitalisierung – Wie programmieren wir die Zukunft?

The green side of digitization - how do we code the future?

Digital and sustainable? Professor Hölzle discussed this topic with politicians and practitioners at the Factory Berlin. For a recording of the event follow the link above (German language).

Doctoral student Frederik Kraft publishes article in the Creativity & Innovation Management Journal

Doctoral student Frederik Kraft publishes article in the Creativity & Innovation Management Journal

Frederik Kraft, Prof. Dr. Eggers, and Prof. Dr. Lovelace, both Menlo College USA, publish a study on the topic 'Fostering creativity through critical thinking' in the CIM journal's September issue.

Inspiring Keynotes at the 18th CINet conference on the topic of 'Digitalization and Innovation'

Inspiring Keynotes at the 18th CINet conference on the topic of 'Digitalization and Innovation'

The 18th CINet conference provided valuable insights from the corporate, academic, and political world with keynotes by Nicolai Andersen (Deloitte), Balder Onarheim (DTU), and Peter Batt (BMI).

18th International CINet Conference

18th International CINet Conference

Professor Hölzle is hosting the '18th International CINet Conference' at the University of Potsdam from September 10-12. This year's conference theme is 'Digitalization and Innovation'. #CINet2017

_Gemeinsam digital shapes the future of work in SMEs

_Gemeinsam digital shapes the future of work in SMEs

Mr. Kullik and Mrs. Glombik from the IME digital team participated in the KickOff initiative 'Mittelstand 4.0.' The group discussed the impact of digital transformation on the future of work in SMEs.

Practice visits Theory

Practice visits Theory

Jonas C. Blauth inspired IME students while talking to them about his personal journey from student to Entrepreneur and shared honest and hands-on advice on the way.

10-year anniversary of the Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS)

10-year anniversary of the Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS)

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the PoGS hosted an event at the Bildungsforum in Potsdam. The IME team would like to congratulate PoGS' staff, members, and alumni - please keep up the great work!

Open House Day at the HPI School of Design Thinking

Open House Day at the HPI School of Design Thinking

The HPI D-School in Potsdam invites all who are interested in Design Thinking or want to learn more about the application process to get a behind the scenes look on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Tackling disruption with collaboration

Tackling disruption with collaboration

For the Sydney event series 'Start-up Stories,' Professor Hölzle was moderating a panel at UTS Business School to explore the challenging collaboration between start-ups and large corporates.

Sabbatical Term of Professor Hölzle in Sydney, Australia

Sabbatical Term of Professor Hölzle in Sydney, Australia

Professor Hölzle currently stays for her sabbatical term in Sydney at the invitation of UTS and MGSM. Please approach Ms. Pohle in the meantime for requests.

Porsche Innovation Contest

Porsche Innovation Contest

Apply now for the Porsche Innovation Contest for blockchain applications with a chance to win 25.000€, a pilot project with Porsche, and a 3-month participation at SpinLab: www.spinlab.co/porsche

Welcome to the Summer Term 2017

Welcome to the Summer Term 2017

The IME team wishes all students a successful upcoming summer term. The courses BWL500, Bachelorprojekt/Forschungsseminar, and Technology Management (at TU Berlin, HL 001) start already this week.

CeBIT 2017

IME Digitization Team visits CeBIT 2017

The IME chair's digitization team just visited this year’s CeBIT, which takes place under the motto "d!conomy", and provides great insights for everything related to the digital transformation.


2016


Keynote on digital disruptions by Professor Hölzle at the Roche hackathon 2016

Keynote on digital disruptions by Professor Hölzle at the Roche hackathon 2016

On the topic of "The Patterns of Digital Disruption", Professor Hölzle set the stage with her keynote at the first international Roche hackathon 2016.

Visit of the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam

Visit of the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam

Students of 'Innovation Management' at the IME chair had the chance to visit the progressive SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam this week, and learned about the SAP Intrapreneurship program.