Final Presentation of Course Business Project in SIMC Master

In June 2019, selected students from WU’s SIMC master program presented their final assignments to partner’s senior managers. The students who were part of the course “Business Project” spent a semester working with our partner companies to adress the quesiton of how to organize for innovation in the transforming energy industry. Students assumed the role…

Paper in International Journal of Technology Management on Digitalising Products

Together with P. Neirotti from Politecnico di Torino, ESTT member P. Belingheri published a paper in the International Journal of Technology Management on digitalising products, specifically how to get towards an integrated view of challenges in development, design and user acceptance. Please find the abstract below: Making products smarter and connected through digital technologies requires…

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…

Master Thesis on Key Performance Indicators and Success Factors for Innovation in the Energy Industry

The thesis entitled “Key Performance Indicators and Success Factors for Innovation in the Energy Industry” was just finished under the supervision of ESTT members. Even despite substantial research in the field, numerous differences across companies, industries and countries do not allow to identify the universal KPIs and success factors for innovation. Therefore, widespread and deep…

Master Thesis on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry

The master thesis “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry” was recently finished under the supervision of ESTT members. Here the abstract: The nature of entrepreneurial ecosystems has been actively explored by academics in recent years. The topics of entrepreneurial ecosystems and new venture creation are of significance for regional policymakers, entrepreneurs, incumbents from various industries,…

Master Thesis on Customer Engagement in the Energy Innovation Process

ESTT members finished the supervsion of the master thesis “The role of customer engagement in the innovation process with a special regard to the energy industry”. Here is the abstract: This thesis aims at investigating the role of customer engagement in the innovation process of companies with a special regard to the energy industry. A…

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,…

Paper in Energy Policy on the Predictors of Electric Vehicle Adoption

N. Hampl published a paper in Energy Policy on the adoption of electric vehicles in Austria together with Alfons Priessner and Robert Sposato from the University of Klagenfurt. Abstract: Although barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), such as purchase price, range limitation, and charging infrastructure are diminishing, sales growth has still fallen short…