Innovation Management

Innovation Management for Doctoral Researchers

As the history of Apple Inc. demonstrates, innovation and the management of it have become highly important as a key driver of success in both research and business. However, the creation and realization of innovations is a difficult process often paved with set-backs and failure. Nevertheless, there exist tools which will help you to become a successful manager for R&D or business innovations.

This workshop will firstly teach you the basics of innovation management. Thereafter, you will develop a real case of an R&D or business innovation in interdisciplinary groups of doctoral researchers. In particular, the workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of innovation management
  • Stages of the innovation process and application into practice
  • Collaboration strategies for increasing innovativeness
  • Methods for systematically developing innovations and business models

This workshop is targeted at doctoral researchers from all disciplines and will be jointly offered by GradUS (project "GradUS global") and the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science.


Information on the event

:  Friday/Saturday, 4th and 5th September 2015

: 9.00-17.00 hrs. (both days)

: Graduate Centre, building C9 3(download map)

: 70 Euro (less GradUS credit; see below)

: see information in the top-right corner (max. 20 participants)


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Dr. Matthias Handrich
, consultant at Siemens inc. in Mannheim, responsible for projects in innovation management, marketing, and product management; previously scientific consultant at the Strascheg Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIIE) at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Wiesbaden; studies and doctoral thesis in economic sciences; Habilitation project at the EBS since 2014.