Innovation Management
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann

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Welcome

Welcome

At the Chair for Innovation Management at the University of St.Gallen our highly motivated team is dedicated to leading innovation research and high impact by combining rigor and relevance. Together with our international research partners in industry, we identify patterns of innovation and business models and develop tools for the effective management of innovation. Our main areas of research are: Strategic Management of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Management of Emerging Technologies, and Sustainable Business Innovation.

 

Labs at the Chair of Innovation Management

Bosch IoT Lab

Bosch IoT Lab

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann | Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann | Dr. Wolfgang Bronner | Robin Deuber | Sebastian Otto | Ugne Potthoff | Johanna Knapp | Manuel Wlcek | 

 

Founded in 2013, the Bosch Internet of Things (IoT) Lab is a cooperation between the University of St. Gallen, ETH Zurich and the Bosch Group. The Bosch IoT Lab investigates business models in the Internet of Things and explores disruptive IoT platforms, products and services. In the realm of “Connected Business”, the focus is on managing the digital transformation of large manufacturing companies driven by IoT-enabled services and data. In the realm of “IoT Platform Economy”, the focus is on building and managing platform business successfully. Finally, in the area of “IoT Technology Exploration”, the Lab develops and validates products and services in the domains of mobility, energy and health. Please click HERE for more information.

 

 

Emerging Technologies Lab

Emerging Technologies Lab

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann | Dr. Naomi Haefner | David Wagner | Uliana Polyakova | Mario Mühlematter

 

The Emerging Technologies Lab is primarily concerned with examining and assessing new technologies with a particular emphasis on business models and business opportunities. Distributed Ledger Technologies (e.g., Blockchain) are one of the Lab’s core research topics. In order to evaluate the potential of DLTs/Blockchain within the industry context, the Lab continues to operate its working group, which was originally established in 2017. Furthermore, we initiated a long-term research project with Siemens, which will extensively investigate the implications of DLTs on the platform economy. Finally, we have a project examining the potential of AI in selected application areas from a business model perspective.

 

Sustainability Innovation Lab

Sustainability Innovation Lab

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Palmié | Daniel Heigermoser | Selina Lorenz | Anna Mader | Stephanie Rüegger | Aristea Saputo 

 

The Sustainability Innovation Lab concerns itself with the management of sustainability transformations of firms, industries, and geographic regions (cities and rural areas). Its main topics of interest and expertise include business model innovation (i.e., the transition to circular business models/sustainable business models), the management of ecosystems and stakeholder involvement/stakeholder engagement, as well as scaling. It often studies these topics in the context of digital technologies (e.g., Artificial Intelligence), alternative technologies (e.g., CNG-fueled vehicles), and their implementation for enhanced sustainability (e.g., smart mobility, smart cities). Our findings on these topics are published in top-tier academic journals as well as in practice-oriented articles and books. Besides conducting research on these topics, we actively engage in application-oriented projects and cooperate with industry partners. The Sustainability Innovation Lab is currently involved in projects funded by firms, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF), and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). Previously, the Sustainability Innovation Lab was active in the Horizon 2020 project “Smarter Together” funded by the European Commission from 2016 to 2021 and in the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) CREST funded by Innosuisse from 2014 to 2020. In the SCCER, the Sustainability Innovation Lab was leader of the section “Energy, Innovation, Management”. If you want to receive more information or if you are interested in cooperating with us, please contact maximilian.palmie@unisg.ch.

Center for Global R&D and Innovation (GLORAD)

Center for Global R&D and Innovation (GLORAD)

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann | Prof. Dr. Max von Zedtwitz

 

GLORAD is the Center for Global R&D and Innovation with offices in St. Gallen (CH), Kaunas (CEE), Heilbronn (DE), Shanghai (CN), Silicon Valley (USA), and Sao Paulo (LATAM). Click HERE for more information.

Center for Innovation

Center for Innovation

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann | Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak | Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein | Prof. Dr. Ernst Mohr 

 

The Center for Innovation at the University of St. Gallen was founded in May 2007 and is based on a cooperation between the Institute of Technology Management (Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann) and the Center for Customer Insight (Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak, Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein, Prof. Dr. Ernst Mohr). Click HERE for more information.

Our Team

Oliver Gassmann

Prof. Dr.

Professor of Technology Management with special focus on Innovation Management

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Office ZIG 1-216
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Ursula Elsässer

Personal Assistant

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9000 St. Gallen

Naomi Haefner

Prof. Dr.

Professor

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Maximilian Palmié

Prof. Dr.

Head of Energy Innovation Lab

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Monica Barroso

Ph.D.

Project Employee

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Ashkan Fredström

Project Employee

Daniel Simon Heigermoser

Research Associate

Johanna Knapp

M.A.

Research Associate

Selina Lorenz

Research Associate

Mario Sebastian Mühlematter

Research Associate

Sebastian Otto

M. Sc.

Research Associate

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Uliana Schmück

Research Associate

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David Wagner

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Research Associate

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9000 St Gallen

Manuel Wlcek

Research Associate

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9000 St. Gallen

Contact

Contact

Don't hesitate to contact us via phone, email, or in person. You will find us in the ZIG-building on the 1st floor.
 
Chair of Innovation Management
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St.Gallen

 

Tel: +41 (0)71 224 72 00
E-Mail: ursula.elsaesser-gaehwilerunisg.ch
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