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Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD)

IQD team visits Entrepreneur.Base new lab “Open.Base” - 13.2.17

Entrepreneur.Base has set up a new open space “Open.Base” for idea generation and creativity at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The space is available for students, workers and alumni of the university and offers a wide set of materials like lego, markers, magnetic and writeable surfaces, coloured papers, plasticine and more, for effective and creative team work and idea generation.

For further information visit Entrepreneur.Base


Open Position in Sustainability, Innovation and Quality Management - 1.2.17

The Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD) at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team.The IQD conducts interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface of Sustainability, Innovation and Quality Management for developing knowledge for the management of (closed) product life cycles – using concepts such as Sustainability-Oriented Innovation, Circular/Cradle to Cradle Design, Product-Service Systems, Business Models und Management Systems. IQD has recently joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Circular Economy initiative.

Read the full description in ENGLISH here and GERMAN here


Business simulation course “NaPuro” (Sustainable Cleaning Robots) takes place for second time - 16.12.16

The business simulation course “NaPuro Planspiel”, led by Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen, took place for second time during the winter term 2016/17 (13 to 14.12.2016) at the facilities of the IQD. The simulation was facilitated by Dr. Markus Ulrich (UCS Ulrich Creative Solutions) and Dr. Daniela Schrack (Institute for Environment in Companies and Regions, JKU). Master and PhD students from different disciplines participated in pair teams and engaged in the management of a fictitious company in the “cleaning robots” industry...


Gastvorlesung: "Product-Service System Development Method in the Context of Sustainable Development" - 7.12.16

Susanne Heinz ist Advanced Track Design Thinking Facilitator der School of Design Thinking am Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam. Sie betreut Projekte bei Unternehmen und Organisationen. Aufbauend auf der Coachingtätigkeit und qualitativer Forschung im Rahmen der Masterarbeit entwickelte sie im Team Design Thinking weiter, um die Verbreitung von Circular Economy durch nutzerzentrierte Produkt-Service-Systems-Entwicklung voranzutreiben...


IQD organises 11th Research Colloquium on Innovation & Value Creation at the JKU - 27.11.16

More than 50 researchers from Germany and Austria attended the 11th Colloquium on Innovation & Value Creation 2016 organised by the Institute for Integrated Quality Design on 24, 25 and 26 November 2016 at two locations: the Tabakfabrik Linz and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. 36 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers presented their research in topics as Open Innovation, Sustainability Innovation, Industry 4.0, Business Model Innovation, Co-creation and value creation...


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Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen präsentiert im Zukunftslabor 2016 in Linz: "Produkt- und Geschäftsmodellinnovation in der Circular Economy" - 17.11.16

ExpertInnen aus Politik und Wissenschaft und führende ManagerInnen aus internationalen Unternehmen wie Fairphone, Bellaflora, Zipcar, Telekom Austria Rosenbauer International, voestalpine und ALPLA beschäftigten sich in Vorträgen und Workshops mit Themen wie die zunehmende Knappheit von Ressourcen, verändertes Konsumverhalten und höherer Kostendruck im Rahmen der Circular Economy Veranstaltung Zukunftslabor 2016...