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Institute of Technology Management

Innovation Management - Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann

Welcome to the Chair of Innovation Management at the University of St.Gallen. We are dedicated to leading innovation research by combining rigor and relevance.

The chair of Prof. Gassmann aims for high impact in the academic and in the practitioners' world.

We focus our research activities on management of innovation by exploring patterns of innovation. Together with our international research partners in industry we develop tools for effective management of innovation. Together with our spin-off we also implement leading knowledge on innovation management into practical solutions.

Our main areas of research are:  Open Innovation, R&D Globalization, Intellectual Property Management, Business Model Innovation and Leading for Innovation.

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The glazed facade of the Central Institute Building mirrows the surrounding scenery.


Best Paper Award: Carol Krech, Frauke Rüther and Oliver Gassmann received the Knut Holt Best Paper Award for their Paper "Profiting from Invention: Business Models of Patent Aggregating Companies"

Prof. Oliver Gassmann gives an interview in Financial Times on Business Modelling. How to revolutionize your industry

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University of St.Gallen
Institute of Technology Management
Chair of Innovation Management
Dufourstrasse 40a
CH-9000 St.Gallen
Phone: +41 (0)71 224 72 20
Fax: +41 (0)71 224 73 01

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