Research Our research activities are organized in competence centers. Below you find an overview of these competence centers. For more information, please visit the competence center websites. Business Model Innovation The competence center Business Model Innovation engages in research on the management of business model innovation, which is recognized as key component for organizational success. This includes the development of a construction methodology for the development of business model innovation as well as the analysis of its main drivers, like inter-group and inter-firm networks, patterns, software-induced innovation and anchoring within the organization. For further information, please click here. Center for Innovation The Center for Innovation has the aim to establish Europe's leading research center on the management of innovation. Western Europe‘s innovativeness shall be fostered by means of a unique integrated approach to innovation, by including the disciplines technology & innovation management, marketing management, consumer behavior, and strategy. Thus, European firms' future competitiveness shall be strengthened globally. Please click here for further information. Energy Innovation Lab The Energy Innovation Lab aims to produce research that is both methodologically rigorous and relevant to academia and managerial practice. Its research on stakeholder management, organizational structures, and business model innovation is published in top-tier journals. Please click here for further information. Helvetia Innovation Lab Jointly with our partner Helvetia Insurance, the Helvetia Innovation Lab is conducting research and industry collaborations in the context of business model innovation in Ecosystems. Our interests are surrounding the topics of corporate venturing, incubation, and partnering. In doing so, we conduct literature and industry studies, create analogies from different industries and are supporting Helvetia with the implementation of the resulting approaches. We are very much interested in the active knowledge exchange with companies, conduct project work with business partners, and edit publications for scientific and practitioner-oriented journals. Please click here for further information. Intellectual Property Management The Competence Center Intellectual Property Management engages in research on the management of intellectual property rights, especially patents. That includes advanced management practices and state-of-the-art research with regard to portfolio management, evaluation, valuation, licensing and exploitation of patents and the potential of patents for an IPR market place. Please click here for further information. Open Innovation Innovation efforts are no longer limited within the boundaries of an organization. Multiple external partners play crucial roles in today’s challenging environment – the Competence Center Open Innovation conducts state-of-the-art research on the management of innovation in this open paradigm. Please click here for further information. R&D China The Competence Center R&D China has the aim to advance progress in science and management in the areas of international R&D management, global technology, and transnational innovation. The Competence Center R&D China cooperates with Tongji University, P.R. China in oder to establish a research network between those two institutions. Please click here for further information.