Open Service Lab awarded by the Stifterverband

We are delighted that the Stifterverband (a joint initiative started by companies and foundations in Germany) has awarded the Open Service Lab (OSL) under the direction of Prof. Angela Roth in the category “Hochschulperle” (“university gem”) in its April issue. This prize is granted to innovative, exemplary projects realized in universities. For the “Hochschulperle”, smaller projects, which are usually hardly noticed outside the university sphere, are considered. This year’s motto is “Open Science”. Projects that pursue the goal of promoting innovation and strengthening the social benefits of science are acknowledged. The award jury honors the OSL as a platform that “performs important work for the interaction and networking between research and practice”.

The OSL was founded in 2012 at the Chair of Information Systems – Innovation & Value Creation. The OSL serves as a platform for interaction and transfer between research institutions and industry in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. It supports its members in finding relevant research topics and collaborators and connects them with interested companies and research institutions. Together with its partners, the Fraunhofer Working Group for Supply Chain Services, the Zollhof-Tech Incubator, and JOSEPHS GmbH, the OSL has been pushing these topics steadily since 2012. The portfolio also includes the “OSL Notes“, which prepare and present the latest research results and discussions from the community. Regular events on the topics of service research and the future of work are part of the range. Furthermore, an annual event with representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is organized to discuss future relevant research needs from the scientific community and industry on the core topics of the OSL.

More information about the award and the OSL is available via the following links: (German) (German)