Welcome to the Institute of
Innovation Management

Innovation is the interplay of sustainability and change. It implies breaking new grounds or establishing new links across borders.

Our mission is to address these challenges by pursuing holistic innovation research that links different disciplines, methods and levels of analyses. We understand that innovation practices are rooted in their social and regional contexts. We draw on concepts such as trust and social capital to explain the emergence of innovative resource combinations in the form of social enterprises, community-led businesses and place-based entrepreneurship.

We provide insights into how to balance sustainability and change over time, acquire resources necessary for innovation and deal with the ethical issues arising from innovation. With our research, we strive to contribute to the academic discourse, economic policy and practice.

Institute of
Innovation Management


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Management Center,
3rd floor

Opening Hours

09:00 - 11:30 am 
14:00 - 15:30 pm