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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...


Guest Lecture from University of Cambridge at IQD on 4th of May - 8.5.17

Dr. Frank Tietze, lecturer for technology and innovation management and lead of the Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) research group at the Centre for Technology Management and Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge, hosted a guest lecture on "Open and closed intellectual property models for accelerating sustainability transitions" at the IQD on the 4th of May.

Dr. Tietze's research focuses on innovation at the intersection of management sciences and business (micro) economics. He contributes mainly to two areas: Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) Management as well as Innovation processes for Product-Service System (PSS). With his research he also aims to contribute to a sustainable living.


Students of IQD attend 23. Quality Austria Forum in Salzburg - 20.3.17

A group of students attending the course Integrated Quality Design: Project (590006) participated at the "23. Quality Austria Forum: Future in focus - Leading the future" in Salzburg on 15th of March 2017. More than 750 visitors came together at the forum and watched attentively presentations of leading experts on topics like the challenges of digitalization, quality management in an uncertain world, global megatrends, the digital enterprise, and the relevance of circular thinking and agile decision making.