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
2014Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e. V.Nomination for the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Award (Rank 5 out of 28 nominees)2012Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V.Fraunhofer Research Excellence Award (2012) awarded for outstanding research2007Initiative Mittelstand e.V.Innovation Award 2007 of the "Initiative Mittelstand"
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
Gspan Stefan (2019): Produktentwicklung heißt Veränderung - Ein Beispiel für einen kombinierten Produktentwicklungs- und Change-ProzessBrodbeck 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 künstliche 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
Lunardelli Sara (2019): Critical Success Factors of Industry 4.0 Projects in Low-Technology Intensive CompaniesPadulles 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