Inquiry for Thesis (Bachelor and Master)

The Chair for Innovation Management (Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann) supervises bachelor and master theses on a wide variety of topics.

Research Areas

Theses investigating topics that are relevant to the research conducted at the chair will be given preference. Please find an overview of the research areas at the chair below. You may contact the head of each Lab directly by sending them your CV and grade transcripts (assessment, bachelor, master) as well as, if available, your proposed topic.


  • Energy Innovation Lab (Maximilian PalmiĆ©): Stakeholder management; collaboration-based value creation; management and organization of Smart City initiatives; drivers and consequences of innovative behavior among firm employees (e.g., innovation culture); business model innovation; ambidexterity
  • Emerging Technologies Lab (Naomi Haefner): Management of artificial Intelligence and distributed ledger technologies
  • Helvetia Innovation Lab (Bernhard Lingens): Business ecosystems

Guideline for Scientific Writing

This document serves as basic guideline for students intending to write a bachelor or master thesis at the Chair of Innovation Management. Furthermore it contains several templates that students may use for their cover page and/ or declarations.