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The Institute for Strategic Innovation and Technology Management is the competence center for innovation and strategy. Research focuses on Strategic Transformation, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Startups, Ambidextrie, Agility and Digitalization.

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28h Hackathon in the new Innovation Area Constance

Under the motto "Hack and Harvest", the first hackathon took place on 17th and 18th May 2019 in the new innovation area in Constance. More than 100 participants from various fields of activity accepted the invitation and had 28 hours to develop their ideas into innovative solution concepts in interdisciplinary teams. They were actively supported by the combined expertise of 16 mentors from the regional economy and science. With mentors there and right in the middle: The team of the IST Institute.

More information about the event can be found here.

IST Institute with lectures at DTIM Europe 2018

From 25th - 27th November 2018 the DTIM Europe Conference took place in Berlin. During the conference, methods of trend and technology early detection were presented and strategies for handling disruptive technologies and for the targeted development of new business models were discussed. The IST Institute participated with its presentations on the topic of corporate start-ups by Christoph Selig and Nicolai Heinzelmann.

Our 12th Strategic Management Perspectives Dialogue Event

The IST Institute, together with its partner h&z Consulting, organized the 12th annual Strategic Management Perspectives (SMP) dialogue event on 22 November. This year, a differentiated look was taken at the future of digitization. This year's event also enjoyed exciting lectures and the numerous participation of top-class experts from practice and science.

We would like to thank everyone involved and look forward to the next SMP!

Keynote speech and moderation at the 2nd Hessian Innovation Congress

At the second Hessian Innovation Congress, Prof. Dr. Guido H. Baltes moderated this event with more than 1,000 participants. This was especially aimed at all technology-oriented and innovation-curious players in Hessen. The congress dealt with all aspects of innovation. In addition, Prof. Dr. Guido H. Baltes complemented the event with a key note on the successful implementation of ambidextricity and strategic innovation.

More information can be found on the Event Homepage.

G-Forum 2018

The 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs took place from 10 to 12 October 2018. The central topic of the 22nd G-Forum dealt with the foundation and succession, medium-sized businesses, innovations and family businesses against the background of the digital transformation. More than 350 academic participants from 25 countries met. 

Hightech Summit Baden-Württemberg

On 26th September 2018, Baden-Württemberg's high-tech industry met at the Rottweil power plant. At this day's congress, well-known faces from the industry exchanged ideas with each other. Lighthouse projects were reported and best practice examples were presented. The ceremony was followed by the presentation of the CyberOne Hightech Award Baden-Württemberg 2018. We would like to congratulate the startup from Constance for winning the CyberOne Award in the ICT category and the special prize.

Lake Constance Summit Digital

The IST Institute, together with other partners, organized the one-day conference on digitization, innovation and cooperation with startups and universities on September 21. There were exciting keynotes, challenge your peers, workshops where the participating companies from the Lake Constance region could learn more. The event enjoyed exciting lectures and numerous participants.

E-TOP Entrepreneur Take Off Pitch in Teningen (Freiburg)

On 10th November in Teningen (near Freiburg), prospective founders and start-ups in the field of manufacturing SMEs and social entrepreneurship will have the opportunity to receive up to €50,000 in funding and comprehensive feedback from experienced mentors of the f.u.n.k.e. group, SMEs, professors and politicians at the E-Top Pitch Day. Besides the possibility of individual consultation and intensive networking exists. 

For more information on participation and the procedure, please visit the Event Homepage.