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IEED & Management Science Seminar: Industrial and Service Innovations - The approach of Fraunhofer ISI

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Thursday 24 November 2011, 13:10
LT2, Management School

Daniela Buschak Dipl-Kffr
Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI

Abstract: The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the framework conditions for innovations. It explores the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the societal impacts of new technologies and services. On this basis, it provides their clients from industry, politics and science with policy recommendations and perspectives for key decisions. The expertise lies in a broad scientific competence as well as an inter-disciplinary and systemic research approach. The inter-disciplinary perspective of the institute is shown in its organizational structure that comprises six Competence Centers.

Hereunder, the Competence Center Industrial and Service Innovations analyzes and evaluates which technical and organizational innovations have the potential to successfully develop production processes in Germany and Europe and ensure them in the future. It develops future-oriented strategies with a high potential for creating added value for enterprises, associations and political actors.

Its holistic understanding of innovation includes technical and non-technical process and organizational innovations as well as product and service innovations up to new service-based business models. It analyzes present and future developments of the utilization and diffusion of new solutions, assess their chances and risks, identify efficiency potentials and barriers to their adoption, develop exemplary solutions and support our customers from the design of the innovation process up to its successful implementation.


Bio: Daniela Buschak of The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI is on a short visit to LUMS. She is hosted by Dr Martin Spring in the Department of Management Science, with whom she shares a research interest in innovative service-based business models in manufacturing firms. She studied business management with special focus on entrepreneurship at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Since October 2008 she has been employed as a researcher at the Competence Center Industrial and Service Innovations at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe. Main focus of her research is the designing and evaluating of sustainable business models.

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