Welcome to the pages of the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management Department
The Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) was founded in 1998 and is headed by Prof. Cornelius Herstatt PhD, MBA. Prof. Herstatt has worked for many years in managerial positions in both Industry and Consulting. Before joining TUHH, he was teaching at the University of Zurich and St. Gall (Switzerland). The department is still in the building-up phase, and we cooperate with a number of research institutes in and outside of Germany as well as with a number of companies and federal/private institutions.
At our institute we take care of both, education in various fields of business administration (e.g. Innovation Management, Marketing and Sales, Project Management, etc.), and dedicated research in the field of Technology and Innovation Management.
We see ourselves as an open institute that develops and later transfers knowledge, mostly in close cooperation with companies and institutions.
Teaching: We challenge our students with the state-of-the-art in research as well as with the requirements of practical management. To achieve this goal, we rely on various styles of knowledge transfer methods like lectures, seminars, workshops or presentations, offered both by practitioners and professors. The lecture "Product Development", for example, is offered together with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which is quite a unique approach in Germany. This approach strongly supports the idea of a multidisciplinary knowledge transfer to our students.
Research: We focus on the management of the innovation process in both the classical ("old") economy and the service sector. The product-creation process, its organizational and instrumental aspects are the umbrella of our various research projects. The underlying goal of all these projects is the identification and analysis of strategic and operational issues which have a major influence on the eventual success of innovation.
Industry: Through cooperations with companies we carry out research projects or market studies. We offer advice through consulting projects and develop seminars, workshops and trainings.
Our research reports offer detailed insights into our work. They can be downloaded in our publication section.
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