4306689: Innovation Lab - Exercise course

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:45.0 L / 34.0 h
Self-directed study time:86.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


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.


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    • 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

Lectures Method

Interactive exercise, real-life case, work in groups, cooperation with a company partner


Trott (2013). Innovation Management and New Product Development, 5th ed., Pearson.
Ahmed and Shepherd (2011). Innovation Management: Context, Strategies, Systems and Processes, Pearson.

Exam Modalities

  • term paper
  • presentation