The research area of Innovation and Transfer Management at FSTI conducts research on the foundations of successful innovation and technology transfer processes on the organizational micro-level of the firms, the sectoral meso-level (branch, cluster) as well as on the regional, national and supra-national macro-level. On the one hand, the area focusses on management aspects in the strategy design of innovation and transfer processes, and, on the other hand, on the analysis of the structural framework conditions and the systemic embeddedness of these processes.
Innovation, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Systems
From the perspective of innovation studies, systems of innovation, knowledge and technology transfer are investigated as configurations of specific dimensions of governance. In (internationally) comparative studies the research area works out the strengths and weaknesses of the respective innovation and transfer models and derives from them recommendations, benchmarks and best-practice models for firms, policy and intermediaries.
Another focus in the research activities of the area is the analysis, the comparison and the development of transfer strategies. The FSTI will deliberately take on new trend topics to derive from them implications for respective management concepts. In addition, specific management and consulting tools are developed, which can be applied in the further development and dynamic adaptation of the strategy concepts of firms, transfer systems and their actors. In this connection, one main topic of the research area is knowledge and technology transfer 4.0, i.e. the change of the foundations, structures and mechanisms of knowledge and technology transfer in the course of digital transformation and “Economy X.0”.
Comparative Enterprise Competence Analysis