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Research Projects

The research focus lies on the development of strategy and innovation concepts as well as the provision of methodological frameworks for innovation management. In the case of technology-based innovation, scalable business models are developed and market validations including suitable controlling instruments are elaborated.

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Service Robotics

Development and testing of service robots in the field of elderly care to bring to market a feasible, usable, viable and legally compliant innovation.


Industrial Internet of Things
Busines Model

Based on the challenges of three industrial companies, a generic IoT business model and individual roadmaps were developed and implemented.

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New Markets, Existing Technologies

With four industrial companies, a framework for entering new markets by means of technology-related diversification was developed and at least one innovation per market was implemented.


High Impact Firm

Based on qualitative inter-case studies, an innovation management model was developed, operationalized and empirically validated with a sample of 6000 Swiss companies.



R&D Cooperation Model

An R&D Cooperation Model based on a number of various R&D projects and the Stage-Gate® model by Robert Cooper has been developed. This model can be used to plan, realise and manage SME innovation projects and research partnerships between qualified research partners and SME

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