2016 - presentSenior Lecturer and Study Coordinator Innovation Management and Innovation Economics - Teaching innovation management and innovation economics on Bachelor, Master and Executive level (German & English); development and revision of study program and curricula; supervision of bachelor and master thesis; acquisition and coordination of internal and third-party research projects in the field of innovation management and economics; scientific publications - Management Center Innsbruck MCI2013 - 2015Deputy Head of Competence Center "Industrial and Service Innovation" - Financial, personnel, and scientific management, coordination, and controlling of the Competence Center (20-25 employees); leadership and personelle development; project acquisition (national & international); project management and supervision; internal mentoring and supervision of PhD students, strategic planning and development, as well as public representation of the Competence Center; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI2012 - 2015Head of Business Unit "Industrial Innovation Strategies" - Scientific management of the Business Unit (3-5 researchers), acquisition of research projects (national & international), project management and work, internal mentoring and supervision of PhD students, public representation of the business unit; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI2011 - presentSenior researcher - Acquisition, coordination and execution of research and consultancy projects; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI2005 - 2011Junior Researcher / Ph.D. student - Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research1997 - 2001Case worker - Industrial engineering, quality management, purchases, production management - BOWA-electronic GmbH
2018 - presentEuropean Commission - DG Research and Innovation2015 - presentMinistry of Economics, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Expertgroup "SMEs and Transfer"2015 - presentFederal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, comnsulting expert for "SME innovation policy"2015 - presentMinstry for Economics, Science and Digital Society, Thuringia, Germany, consulting expert on "Industry Innovation"
2006 - 2011Business Administration and Innovation Economics - University of Flensburg (Dr. rer. pol.)1997 - 2005Political and Social Science - Universität Stuttgart (Mag.)
Advanced techniques of workshop facilitation - MA&T Organisationsentwicklung GmbH(Certificate)labor law - Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V. (internal Training)(Certificate)Conflict management - Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V. (internal Training)(Certificate)Leadership and collaboration in project work - Kempkes & Gebhardt(Certificate)Basic techniques of workshop facilitation - MA&T Organisationsentwicklung GmbH(Certificate)
Master course on "Business Innovation and Technology Management" - University of Girona, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial ConstructionSociology of Innovation - Technical University of Darmstadt, GermanyManaging organisational change / Managing organisational boundaries / Innovation withtout R&D / Open Innovation - FHU Furtwangen UniversityQualitative methodes of innovation research in practice - EBS - European Business SchoolInnovationsmanagement, Open Innovation, technology management, innovation economics, strategic foresight, digital transformation, academic working and writing - MCI Management Center Innsbruck
2017Federal Ministry for Economiy, Work and Housing Baden-WürttembergInvited SME expert to join the Japan delegation of the minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut.2015Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e. V.Nomination for the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Award (Rank 5 out of 28 nominees) jointly with Prof. Dr. Christoph Zanker (now University of Applied Science Nürtingen-Geislingen)2014Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V.Excellence Award of the Fraunhofer Board for outstanding research results in the project "BMBF Foresight Cycle II"2012Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V.Fraunhofer Research Excellence Award by the Fraunhofer Board for outstanding research results in the projects "Future perspectives of non R&D intensive industries in Germany", "Innovation without R&D" and "Innovation Collaboration between Low-tech and High-tech Companies".2007Initiative Mittelstand e.V.Innovation Award 2007 of the "Initiative Mittelstand"
2020 - 2023Mobilizing Egyptian Innovation System for SME Innovation Capabilities (phase2) (MEIS-SME II) - Mobilizing Egyptian Innovation System for SME Innovation Capabilities (phase2) (MEIS-SME II) - German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)2020Smart City Data Hub - Smart City Data Hub - Municipal company of Innsbruck (IKB)2020 - 2023"Digital Innovation Hub West" - "Digital Innovation Hub West" - FFG Austria2018Mobilizing Egyptian innovation system for SMEs innovation capabilities - Phase 1
(MEIS-SME) - Mobilizing Egyptian innovation system for SMEs innovation capabilities - Phase 1
(MEIS-SME) - Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Germany2018 - 2021Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (AlpBioEco) - Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (AlpBioEco) - European Commission (EU INTERREG)2015 - 2016VIVA-KMU: Growth and innovation perspective of industrial SMEs in the German manufacturing industry - VIVA-KMU: Growth and innovation perspective of industrial SMEs in the German manufacturing industry - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany2015 - 2016DB InnoSupply - Development of tool for measuring and assessing the innovation ability of supplying companies - DB InnoSupply - Development of tool for measuring and assessing the innovation ability of supplying companies - Deutsche Bahn AG2015 - 2016TAB_3D - Apllication potential of additive manufacturing technology in the German manufacturing industry - TAB_3D - Apllication potential of additive manufacturing technology in the German manufacturing industry - Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag2014 - 2015Growth potentials of Thuringian SMEs - Growth potentials of Thuringian SMEs - Minstry for Economics, Science and Digital Society, Thuringia, Germany2014 - 2015Brazil-Benchmark: Development and implementation of an online self-assessment tool for industrial SMEs in the region Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil - Brazil-Benchmark: Development and implementation of an online self-assessment tool for industrial SMEs in the region Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil - World Bank2014InnoMEtro Stuttgart: Assessment of the innovation ability of companies in the Stuttgart region - InnoMEtro Stuttgart: Assessment of the innovation ability of companies in the Stuttgart region - Chamber of Industry and Commerce Stuttgart2013 - 2015EU_FTE-Robo: Analysis of the impact of robotic systems on employment in the European Union - EU_FTE-Robo: Analysis of the impact of robotic systems on employment in the European Union - European Commission, DG Communications, Networks, Content and Technology2012InnoGRIPS: Analysis of Innovation Drivers and Barriers in Support of Better Policies, Study No. 6: Organisa-tional and Marketing Innovation - Promises and Pitfalls? - InnoGRIPS: Analysis of Innovation Drivers and Barriers in Support of Better Policies, Study No. 6: Organisa-tional and Marketing Innovation - Promises and Pitfalls? - European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry2010 - 2013VITNESS: Achieving adaptability and flexibility of companies by implementing an EFQMplus concept - VITNESS: Achieving adaptability and flexibility of companies by implementing an EFQMplus concept - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany2010 - 2011Innovation without R&D. How companies without R&D activities succeed in innovating new products and processes. - Innovation without R&D. How companies without R&D activities succeed in innovating new products and processes. - Expert Commission "Research and Innovation" of the German Governement2009 - 2010Future potentials and strategies of non-R&D-intensive companies in Germany. Implications on employment and competitiveness. - Future potentials and strategies of non-R&D-intensive companies in Germany. Implications on employment and competitiveness. - Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag2008 - 2011Low2High: Innovation management for Low-Tech - High-Tech Collaborations - Low2High: Innovation management for Low-Tech - High-Tech Collaborations - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany
2018 - presentMember of Scientific Board - Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER)
Scherer Benjamin (2021): Die neuen Geschäftsmodelle der E-Mobilität für ein AutomobilunternehmenGeisler Stefan (2020): Artificial Intelligence in the Product Development Process of Hidden ChampionsSchreiner Patrick (2020): Attributions of a Healthy Environment in Innovation DepartmentsPeter Julia (2020): The Effect of Corporate Foresight Activities on Business Model Innovation Ability in Austrian Industrial CompaniesPointner Clara (2020): Open Innovation in SMEs and Family Businesses in the Alpine Tourism IndustryRöder Carina (2020): Akzeptanz für Dienstleistungsplattformen: Wie kann die Silver Society gewonnen werden?Gspan Stefan (2019): Produktentwicklung heißt Veränderung - Ein Beispiel für einen kombinierten Produktentwicklungs- und Change-ProzessHolzer Miriam (2019): Handwerk 4.0? Die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung am Beispiel des Südtiroler Kfz-HandwerksFistill Hannes (2019): Akzeptanz von Sharing Economy Angeboten in der BaubrancheBrodbeck Bianca (2019): The Human Side of Open Innovation: The Influence of Leadership Styles on Innovative Behaviour of EmployeesPinggera Ruth (2018): Digitalisierung der Rechtsbranche: Effizienzpotentiale von Legal Tech bei RechtsberatungsleistungenEpple Pauline (2018): Implementation of Agile Methods Along the Innovation Process: Example of a Digital Service CompanyRamor Jennifer (2018): Lead User Integration as a Driver of Sustainable InnovationBrzogic Ivan (2018): Potentiale künstlicher Intelligenz für TelekommunikationsunternehmenHoyme Franziska (2018): Strategic Alliances - Determination of Effects in Strategic Aviation ManagementBortondello Elisa (2018): Einfluss von Innovationsstrategien auf das Employer Branding in kleinen und mittleren UnternehmenBraitsch Dominik (2018): Development of Assessment Criteria for Multi-Criteria Decision Making in R&D Portfolio ManagementTaletovic Dinka (2018): Formen des Crowdfundings und das klassische Sponsoring:
Unterschiede und Parallelen in Bezug auf soziale und kulturelle ProjekteBitschnau Alexander (2018): Wirkung von Simultaneous Engineering auf die Sicherung von First-Mover-VorteilenOulehla Petr (2017): Managing Information Systems Inside Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Case Study in German Sporting TradeJoos Mario (2017): Managing Open Innovation Across Functional Areas in the Company - A Management GuidelineKleinhans Florian (2017): Analyse des technologischen Reifegradmodells des autonomen FahrensWinkler Fabian (2017): Stage-Gate-Prozess und Lean Management - Methoden, die sich ergänzen?Lau Christina (2017): The Urgency of Providing Business Solutions to Combat Wealth InequalityWeiskopf Andrea (2017): Requirements and Challenges for Implementing Mass Customization in Existing Production Systems
Hammerle Lukas (2021): Business Model Innovation in a Mature, Oligopolistic Markets - A Case Study From a Tyrolean StartupTollinger Viktoria (2020): Initiating Collaboration Between Incumbents and Startups. Evaluation of the Matchmaking Event "Startup the Future" From the Perspective of Incumbents.Schütz Teresa (2020): Diffusion and Use of Maturity Models for Business DigitalisationBertolini Sofia (2020): Future Mobility: The Case of Autonomous Vehicles in the Private Market. A Study on Consumers' Acceptance.Götz Simone (2020): Cloud Transformation: Understanding Organizational Challenges for Large OrganizationsLaiho Paulina (2020): Cognitive Perception and use of Maturity Models as an Organizational Development ToolDejaco Nora (2020): Arts-and-Culture Clusters of Co-Innovation as a basis for Regional DevelopmentKrebs Lea (2020): How Intermediaries Design Matchmaking Events to Create Value for Start-up and Incumbent CollaborationHolzheimer Julian (2020): The Future of Large-Scale Construction Engineering: Agile Project Management in an Alliance ContractKainz Fabian (2020): Feature Analytics: Integration of Customer Feedback into the Requirements Engineering Process in Software as a Service DevelopmentSchwab Burkhard (2020): Explorative Study on Agile Innovation Management in BankingKramer Benedikt (2020): Corporate Social Innovation -
The Outside-In Process as the Future for Business SustainabilityCramer Antonia (2020): Coupling High-Tech Startups and German Mittelstand Companies - How a Matchmaking Event Can Help Startups to Collaborate with Market IncumbentsLunardelli Sara (2019): Critical Success Factors of Industry 4.0 Projects in Low-Technology Intensive CompaniesOulehla Petr (2019): Innovation Measurement Framework: Development and Revision of KPIs for Innovation ProcessGylling Frederik (2019): Proactive Decision Making in High Tech Startups - Entrepreneurial Decisions on InnovationHaas Andrea (2019): Development of an Operative Framework for Digital Transformation of Business Models for Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises in the Business-to-Business SectorPadulles Dalmau Xavier (2018): Critical Success Factors of Innovation in Multinational Engineering Consulting Companies - Case Study Insights Into Drivers, Barriers and Good Practice of InnovationBonekamp Tessel (2018): Innovation, and Drivers of the Purchasing Decision of Consumers in the Dutch Agri-Food IndustryBüll Sarah (2018): Innovation in Firms Within Mature Markets: An Analysis Based on the Skiing Industry as a Mass Sport. How Innovation is Applied Strategically and What the Reasons for This areGamroth Pauline (2018): Digital Maturity of Human Resource Management: Development of an Assessment ToolGraber Patrick (2018): Incorporation of Millennials & Technological Innovations in SMEs Strategic Orientation: An Empirical AnalysisWinkler Lisa-Maria (2018): Millennials & the Sharing Economy - An Analysis of Millennials' Attitudes Towards the Long-Term Use of Sharing Services and OwnershipKollarova Katarina (2018): Consumer Trends and Future Technologies in the Beverage IndustryKorber Johannes (2018): Evaluation of Austrian Manufacturing Companies' Readiness for the Digitalisation of SCM in the Context of Industry 4.0 and Determination of Driving FactorsBreitwieser Anna Lisa (2018): Open Innovation in Low- & High-Tech Industries: A Study of AustriaWachter Verena (2017): Development of a Multicriteria Idea Assessment Tool in an Open Innovation EnvironmentHeikkinen Paavo (2017): Implementation of Innovations in Highly Standardized Organizations: BPM-Approach to Complete the Last-Mile in Automotive Aftersales UnitWilhelm Melanie (2017): Open Innovation in Non-R&D-Intensive Firms - Analysis of Employees' Intention to Contribute to OI-ActivitiesFeyhl Marion (2017): Innovation Performance Measurement for SMEs - An Explorative StudyGargitter David (2017): Consumer Trend Model - A Process for Strategic Decision Making by Analyzing Consumer Trends and Setting Them Into Relation With a CompanyZimmermann Helene (2016): Idea Management in Allianz Managed Operations & Services:
Understanding the Needs and Expectations of the Employees in AMOS SE and AMOS India to Foster Engagement in Idea Management