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Kassel University: Chair for Information Systems

The aim of the research at the Chair for Information Systems at the Kassel University is to develop theories, models and tools, which contribute to the design, implementation and management of IT-supported organizational structures and innovations. The emphasis is on the promotion of innovation, which is socially acceptable,  technically stable and economically sustainable.

The actual research activities can be separated into four areas:  IT Innovation and Management; Service Engineering and Management; Strategic IT Management, and; Collaboration Engineering.

Contribution to the Open Innovation Project

As leader of  the higher education theme, we want to carry out four main activities:

  • Putting Open Innovation Principles into practice

The objective of this activity is to develop open innovation practices for universities such as ideas competitions and ideas communities. An example of this activity is Co-Create Uni Kassel which was launched as a pilot in May 2012.

  • Open Innovation (OI) skills/capacity building programme

In this context we want to lecture at least two courses for managers of SMEs and integrate concepts for OI related skills in existing courses.

  • Virtual incubation support & development science

Considering this activity we want to set-up an internet- based incubator service for students & alumni to provide a better counseling for both of them.

  • Open innovation challenge platform development activity

This activity deals with an extension of the networking functionalities of the previously mentioned incubator service to enable start-ups to connect to established firms and researchers.

The Chair is involved in these activities:

 Case studies 

 Project team

  • Dr Ulrich Bretschneider
  • Marco Hartmann
  • Philipp Kipp
  • Shkodran Zogaj
  • Philipp Ebel


For further information

Prof. Dr Jan Marco Leimeister : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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