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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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/.
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.