Master Thesis On Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools

The master thesis “Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools: Application Domains, Value Creation, and Market Development” examines the potential and market development of smart lighting in commercial buildings and schools. Here is the abstract: This thesis examined what smart lighting technologies are, which application domains and consumer needs can be found in relation to…

(Innovation) Project Portfolio Management in the Energy Industry

The master thesis “(Innovation) Project Portfolio Management in the Energy Industry” examines how a number of projects in an organization can be managed effectively, with the example of the energy industry. Here is the abstract: Companies in capital-intensive industries are undertaking an increasing number of (innovation) projects competing for the same limited resources at the…

Final Presentation of Course Business Project in SIMC Master

In June 2021, selected students from WU’s SIMC master program presented findings to partner executives as part of the business project course on Corporate Entrepreneurship. This semester’s business project focused on how firms in energy industries can boost innovation through different intrapreneurship formats. Equipped with several state-of-the-art project management, firm analysis, and industry analysis tools,…

Master Thesis on Open Innovation with Start-Ups in the Energy Industry

The master thesis “Open Innovation with Start-Ups in the Energy Industry: Value Capture Strategies and Start-Up Needs” examines the role of value capture strategies and the related needs of start-ups in the context of Open Innovation for the energy industry. Here is the abstract: Since the rise of the Open Innovation (OI) paradigm collaborations with…

Master Thesis on Demand Response

The master thesis “New Opportunities for Residential Demand Response in Austria” was just finished: The progressing transition towards a low-carbon society in order to tackle the climate crisis is going to challenge the existing electricity ecosystems heavily. Several solutions are conceivable to ensure a reliable and affordable electricity supply in the upcoming decades. Demand response…

Master Thesis on IoT Ecosystem Framework for the Energy Industry

The master thesis “Challenges and Solutions with IoT Integration: An IoT Ecosystem Framework for the Energy Industry” examines the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the energy industry. Here is the abstract: This thesis focuses on the Internet of Things integration into an energy firm. The purpose of thesis is to understand the…

Master Thesis on KPI-Guided Management of Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry

Under the supervision of ESTT staff, the Master Thesis “KPI-Guided Management of Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry” was recently finished. Here is the abstract: The emergence of open innovation has transformed the way innovation is managed in established corporations. Especially in today’s competitive market environment, characterized by an unprecedented pace of innovation and…

Master Thesis on Smart Home Ecosystems in Real Estate Markets

The master thesis “Smart Home Ecosystems in Real Estate Markets: Use Cases and Actors” examines the role of smart home technologies and their value propositions for real estate markets. Here is the abstract: Devices such as voice assistants and networked appliances are gaining a foothold in more households every year. These smart home technologies open…

Final Presentation of Course Business Project in SIMC Master

In June 2020, selected students from WU’s SIMC master program presented findings to partner executives as part of the business project courses. This semester’s business project focused on developing (digital) strategies for transforming industries. Equipped with several state-of-the-art project management, firm analysis, and industry analysis tools, students analyzed this focus in two phases. In the…