4306589: Innovation Lab

back to overview
Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:135.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


The course covers fundamental frameworks, models, and methods with regard to innovation. Topics include managing innovation within firms, process innovation, innovation decision-making, open innovation and technology transfer, and innovation culture. A real-life case which is set up in cooperation with a company partner serves to apply knowledge on innovation management in a practical project. The developed solution should be scientifically sound and applicable in practice.


    • describe the fundamental concepts of innovation management
    • explain the meaning and nature of innovation management
    • apply methods and models related to innovation management to solve contemporary problems
    • compare and contrast innovation management frameworks, models, and methods
    • combine frameworks, models, and methods to implement holistic innovation management concepts
    • evaluate concepts and methods regarding their advantages and constraints
    • recognize the complex nature of the management of innovation within organizations
    • explain case studies on innovation management related to frameworks, models, and methods covered in the lecture
    • apply innovation management frameworks, models and methods to develop solutions for a real-life case study
    • select appropriate innovation management methods and tools to apply to the given task
    • develop a sustainable solution for the selected case study
    • evaluate the developed solution with appropriate methods regarding its advantages and constraints
    • listen to the lecturer and fellow students
    • work together to solve the assignments of the case study, communicate with each other and give support
    • evaluate their contribution in the team with relation to cooperation, communication and troubleshooting
    • develop social competences in a team and adapt these competences to optimize the result of the teamwork
    • support other team members while presenting the results and provide proper argumentation for their solution path
    • repeat the contents of lectures and exercises in a self-organized way
    • assess their own learning progress during lectures, exercises and self-study
    • identify their own strengths and weaknesses
    • tolerate different opinions and working styles

Admission Requirements

Information Systems

  • Functions of different types of information systems
Operations Management
  • Basic concepts, methods and tools of operations management


  • Trott, P. (2013). Innovation Management and New Product Development, 5th ed., Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Ahmed, P. K. & Shepherd, C. D. (2011). Innovation Management: Context, Strategies, Systems and Processes, Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.


Voraussetzung für die Anmeldung zum Modul:

  • erfolgreicher Abschluss von English I
  • erfolgreicher Abschluss von weiteren Modulen des 1. Regelstudienjahres im Umfang von weiteren 45 Credits.