Project Course Innovation Management (Forschung und Praxis) Winter Term 2024/25

The project course addresses exciting developments in innovation management while bridging the divide between practice and research. Students work with practitioners and research faculty to explore and answer innovation-related challenges using rigorous research methods.

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Quick Info: Master | Seminar | English | Winter Semester | 12 ECTS


Project Course Innovation Management (Research and Praxis)
Institute for Innovation Management
Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol
Alessandra Gessl
Target Group
Final presentation (50%) and written assignment/ project report (50%)
Feeding and Managing the Innovation Pipeline & New Products: From Ideas to Markets (recommended)
Course Material
Slides and mandatory readings online. Relevant literature depends on the focal topic defined with the project partner each semester.
Every winter term.
Application / Participation
Participation ic centrally allocated.
Course Content
The project course “Innovation Management” provides students an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life project situations. For the duration of the semester, student teams will work on projects with partner companies (partners in the past: Porsche Consulting, BMW, HDI, Spie, etc.). The project topics focus on innovation management questions.
Course Objective
The goal of the project course is to work scientifically on practitioner questions and learn to translate scientific knowledge into practical contexts and vice versa.
Exam registration
Cancellation of registration

What is this course about?

This course addresses a plethora of exciting developments in innovation management for the students to dive into in collaboration with our practice partners. Research into topics such as AI-based ideation, open innovation of the future, and innovation-enabled data generation will be part of this project course. Students will work on a unique practice-oriented research question with one of our project partners and find managerial, practical as well as theoretical solutions for their specific problems.

What will I gain from this course?

Student will develop the skills to analyze practical challenges and synthesize realistic theory- and research-driven solutions. This requires students to conduct empirical data collection and analysis in the form of literature reviews, interviews, and potentially others to present a workable solution to the practice partner.

Course Schedule.

The kick-off session will take place from 09:00 – 12:00 on October 24th, 2024. The detailed schedule will be shared during the kick-off session.

For more information, please see LSF.