Innovation Talk “Disruptive Technologies and Business Model Innovation”

The fourth Innovation Talk in 2019 was held by Prof. J. Pinkse (Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester). In his talk, Prof. Pinkse shared insights on the changing business model landscape of the energy industry. He showed how new business models have emerged, often finding their source in start-ups, and how large firms…

Innovation Talk “Renewable Energy Community Concepts”

The third Innovation Talk in 2019 was held by an expert in energy market design and grid/market integration of renewable energy technologies, H. Auer from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien). The talk focused on the competitiveness of different renewable energy community concepts in a smart energy future. After an introduction to the emerging…

Innovation Talk “The Business of Platforms”

The second Innovation Talk in 2019 provided an hands-on overview by the renowned scholar A. Gawer on the business of platforms. The talk illustrated how a small number of platform companies have come to exert extraordinary influence over every dimension of our personal, professional, and political lives. Moreover, it was dicussed how platform organizations differ…

Innovation Talk “Erneuerbare Energien in Österreich 2018”

Im März 2019 fand der erste Innovation Talk des ESTT, die Ergebnispräsentation der Studie „Erneuerbare Energien in Österreich 2018” statt. Der jährliche Stimmungsbarometer österreichischer Haushalte zu erneuerbaren Energien ist ein Kooperationsprojekt zwischen Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Deloitte Österreich und Wien Energie. Bei der vierten Ausgabe der Studienreihe wurde die österreichische Bevölkerung erneut zu aktuellen Energiethemen…

Innovation Talk “The Road Ahead – The Future of Mobility”

The third Innovation Talk in 2018 centered the future of mobility. Mobility is a highly debated topic in theory and practice, as trends such as sharing economy business models, vehicle automation and electric mobility intersect to paint diverse scenarios about the future. The four high-level panelists were Martin Essl, Head of Uber Austria, Vinzenz Karall,…

Innovation Talk “Blockchain Solutions for the Energy Industry”

The second Innovation Talk in 2018 put the blockchain technology center stage. A panel discussion was held on the topic of Blockchain Solutions for the Energy Industry that was attended by more than 60 managers ESTT partners. It was moderated by Prof. Werner H. Hoffmann and featured four panelists from Wien Energie, Grid Singularity, Riddle…

Innovation Talk “Opportunities in Energy Tech”

When partnering with young tech firms the question of financial return is an over stressed one. The real question comes much earlier: do you work with the right startup and team?” This was the core topic of the Innovation Talk featuring  i5invest’s Herwig Springer and Henry James Morley on opportunities in energy tech and how…