Innovation Strategy III – platforms and systems for innovation

Semester: Summer Semester
Course Type: Lecture
Location: Virtually in StudOn and Zoom

Thursday, 16:45 – 18:15

Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 2,5 ECTS/ 2 SWS

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Dr. Martin Schymanietz

Matthäus Wilga, M.Sc., M.Sc.

[ Findet im SoSe 2021 statt / Is offered in summer term 2021 ]

+++ IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this seminar will for the moment take place virtually with no physical presence. All participants have to register in the respective course on StudOn. A constant monitoring of the course is essential, as all important information und access to the course material will be communicated over this channel. +++

Due to the digital transformation, innovation management is currently facing many new challenges which have so far reived comparably little attention. In many ways, open innovation activities have become a de-facto standard in industry, as the boundaries between different organisations are constantly permeated by purposive flows of knowledge on modern communication media. This course explores the ways how innovation can be managed under such circumstances. In addition to the original view of open innovation from a single company’s perspective, it looks at open innovation as a systemic activity in networks of different organizations and on wider platforms of innovation. In doing so, the students get acquainted with different analytical approaches to the management of open innovation and their benefits in practice. As part of their assignment, students will study a case of open innovation on their own and discuss its managerial implications.

The registration for the seminar is done on StudOn.

The course will be held completely virtually in a mixture of synchronous (Kick-off Lecture, Live Case Studies, Q&A Session) and asynchronous elements (Knowledge Bites). Core concepts tackled in this course will be introduced and explained in Knowledge Bites in the form of weekly uploaded videos. The information provided through the Knowledge Bites will be augmented by the Live Case Studies, in which students will have the opportunity to deepen this knowledge by applying the presented concepts to the real-life example of Siemens MindSphere and by afterwards discussing this application with other students, the lecturers and Peter Schopf, Head of Sales EMEA for Siemens MindSphere. All synchronous elements will take place in the timeslot indicated in the header.

The course lectures will mainly take part in the first half of the semester. The planned schedule will look as follows:

Asynchronous Interaction Synchronous Interaction (16:45 – 18:15 CET)
15.04.2021 Kick-off and Introduction
22.04.2021 Upload of videos with Knowledge Bites
29.04.2021 Upload of videos with Knowledge Bites Live Case Study
06.05.2021 Upload of videos with Knowledge Bites Live Case Study
13.05.2021 Upload of videos with Knowledge Bites
20.05.2021 Upload of videos with Knowledge Bites Q&A Session & Live Case Study