Project Course Innovation Management Summer Term 2024

This 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 | Summer Semester | 12 ECTS


Project Course Innovation Management Summer Term 2024
Institute for Innovation Managment
Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol
Zhuoer Qiu
Alessandra Gessl
Yanchen Jin
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.
Summer semester 2024
Application / Participation
Participation is centrally allocated.
Course Content
The project course 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, BSH Hausgeräte, and Accenture). The project topics focus on innovation management questions.
Course Objective
The project course is dedicated to helping students learn how to work scientifically on practitioner questions and 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 takes place from 9:00 – 16:00, April 16, 2024. Detailed schedule will be shared during the kick-off session. For more general information, please see LSF.