R&D

Disruptive Innovationen Teil 1: Versuche einer Begriffsklärung

Der Begriff »Disruption« hat es mit der Kürung zum Wirtschaftswort des Jahres 2015 durch die FAZ zu einiger Berühmtheit geschafft. Doch mit dem Ruhm kommen auch die Trittbrettfahrer, die vom Glanz des Schlagworts profitieren wollen. Obwohl Prof. Clayton M. Christensen aus meiner und der Sicht vieler anderer Wissenschaftler den Begriff geprägt und klar definiert hat, passiert es immer häufiger, dass momentan alles, was mit einem gewissen Neuheitsgrad – und einer besonderen Bedeutung – versehen werden soll, mit dem Begriff der Disruption betitelt wird.

Die Vision einer »Technologie-Finde-Maschine«

Entwickler und Produktmanager kennen diese Aktivitäten nur zu gut: Messen werden besucht, Veröffentlichungen gelesen, Kunden und Lieferanten eingebunden – alles mit dem Ziel, neueste Technologien zu entdecken und damit die Erfüllung der Kundenanforderungen heute und morgen bestmöglich zu gewährleisten. Wer träumt hier nicht von der Finde-Maschine für Technologien, die riesige Datenbestände nach relevanten technologischen Entwicklungen durchsucht und technologische Entscheidungen vorbereitet oder sogar selbst treffen kann?

How to avoid the innovation coma

Gastbeitrag
R&D Management Conference 2014

The R&D Management Conference 2014
3-6 June, Stuttgart
Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets

Most established companies recognize the need for innovation, as a driver for organic growth and as a means of differentiating themselves from competitors.

Notably managers from companies that are market leaders know how hard it is to create innovative growth business. The majority relies on the strength of the R&D department. For most companies however, R&D does mean: a lot of development and almost no research.

The same for innovation: Although busy engagements happen in the core business nothing is left for new business: Established businesses have customers, organizational structures, and prejudices that dispose them to stick with the familiar when they decide where to make their investments.

Eco-Innovations: How to make successful and eco-friendly products

Gastbeitrag
R&D Management Conference 2014

The R&D Management Conference 2014
3-6 June, Stuttgart
Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets

The main objective of innovation management is to foster and support the creation of attractive products and bring them into the market while reducing technical and market risks. But the simple economic mantra is no longer enough. Sustainability has evolved into a new guiding principle for business in the last few years. The question now is how sustainability and innovation management can be integrated in a practical context. What are practical implications when creating “eco-innovations”, i. e. successful and eco-friendly products?

Connecting R&D with future markets – The R&D Management Conference 2014 Stuttgart, June 3-6, 2014

R&D Management Conference 2014

The R&D Management Conference 2014
3-6 June, Stuttgart
Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets

When the decision was taken to assume responsibility for organization of the R&D Management Conference in 2014, the main challenge we faced was how to maintain the conference’s academic excellence while at the same time achieving a high level of industry involvement and remaining consistent with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s mission.