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Upper Austrian Achievement Award 2017 (OÖ. Leistungspreis 2017) for Prof. Dr. Erik Hansen – 2.10.17

This year’s Upper Austrian Achievement Awards (OÖ. Leistungspreis 2017) ceremony took place at the headquarters of voestalpine in Linz under the motto: "Stärken stärken reloaded". In the category of science and academia (up to age 40) Deputy Governor Michael Strugl awarded the highest price to Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen...




 

IQD research at the 4. qualityaustria Environment and Energy Forum – 29.9.17

More than 120 representatives of the Austrian business community attended the 4. qualityaustria Environment and Energy Forum (titled "Wir müssen die Zukunft smart gestalten") to discuss upcoming environmental challenges. This years forum was organized in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and was focused on innovative energy projects and on how management systems can contribute to greater sustainability within companies...


 

State Award for IQD (Oberösterreichischer Landespreis für Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit 2017) – 27.9.17

The IQD team attended the annual environmental congress of Upper Austria on September 26th, 2017. The congress took place in the city center of Linz and was focused on sustainable textiles. The environmental congress comprised workshops, key notes and panel discussions of experts from various organizations. The highlight of the congress was the award ceremony at the end of the event. Numerous organizations, communities and individuals received an award for their commitment to a sustainable development...



 

IQD team attends the opening of gugler*s Sinnreich – 9.9.17

On September 8th, the IQD team visited the company gugler* in Melk for a big celebration. The reason for the celebration was the opening of the first recyclable Cradle to Cradle™ building in Austria, “gugler*s Sinnreich”, a symbol for environmental standards. The celebration included a varied program with a guided tour through the whole company and different key notes and workshops about modern communication and sustainability. As a special guest, Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen, held a workshop about the Circular Economy...


 
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Award for head of IQD Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen – 7.7.17

Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen (co-author: Dr. Johanna Klewitz) received for his paper “Sustainability-oriented innovation of SMEs: A systematic review” the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award. The paper was published in February 2014 in the Journal of Cleaner Production and the jury emphasized the novelty, importance, and interdisciplinary nature of the paper. Every year, the Emerald Group Publishing honours highly quoted scientific paper in the areas of Business Management, Finance or Accounting, Economics and Marketing that have an important influence on the respective research field...


 

ÖVQ-Benchmark-Meeting at Miba AG headquarters – 30.6.17

Prof. Dr. Erik Hansen (IQD) with Ing. Viktor Seitschek (General Manager and CEO of Austrian Association for Quality, ÖVQ) and Andres Alcayaga (IQD) at ÖVQ-Benchmark-Meeting at Miba AG headquarters in Laakirchen, Austria.

ÖVQ-Benchmark-Meetings are regularly organised meetings and follow a short but intensive programme with practitioners from different top companies. The host company presents latest developments and insights about special topic related to management systems. The ÖVQ-Benchmark-Meeting “Digitalisation on the Shop Floor”...


 

Successful student presentation (“IQD Project”) at Quality Austria headquarters in Vienna - 24.6.17

Groups of international master level students presented the results of IQD’s newest praxis-oriented course: IQD Project. The course included the attendance to Quality Austria’s customer event “Quality Austria Forum” in Salzburg and several meetings with members of the Quality Austria management board. Students gained deep practical insights into latest innovation trends and service development and benefited from direct contact with Quality Austria’s experienced practitioners...


 

IQD researchers at the ISPIM Innovation Conference 2017 in Vienna - 22.6.17

Doctoral students of IQD presented their preliminary research results on “Circular Innovation Processes from ACAP Perspective: the Case of Cradle-to-Cradle” (Julia Schmitt) and “Internet of Things-enabled circular product innovation: a Product-Service System perspective” (Andres Alcayaga) (Projects “Cradle to Cradle Innovation Processes” and “Business Models for Extending Industry 4.0 towards the entire Product Life Cycle”) at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) innovation Conference in Vienna on June 18th-21th...


 

Second Circular Economy in Practice site visit to O.Ö. LAVU AG and TRODAT GmbH - 2.6.17

For second year in a row an interdisciplinary student group (Management Polymer Technologies, General Management etc.) of the JKU and the IQD team (Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen, Andres Alcayaga and Julia Schmitt) visited the O.Ö. Landes-Abfallverwertungsunternehmen AG (O.Ö. LAVU AG) and Trodat GmbH. The event was organised by the Cleantech-Cluster under the motto: “from primary to secondary raw materials”...


 

IQD team and students visit Voestalpine - How does Voestalpine cooperate with stakeholders in the context of sustainability? - 12.5.17

Together with students from the course Sustainability Cooperation & Networking" (Master General Management), the IQD team visited Voestalpine AG headquarters on 11.05.17 to learn about stakeholder dialogue and cooperation from the perspective of the world's leading speciality and quality steel producer. The meeting took place at the visitor centre "Voestalpine Stahlwelt" in Linz, Austria...