Innovation Expertise

The Innovation Insitute’s team consists of innovation consultants from different fields and sectors.

This constellation allows for transfer analyses between different industries, such as automotive, financial services, consumer goods, telecommunication and chemical industry.

On this basis, our innovation consultants support the innovation management, draft  collaboration concepts, carry out competitive analyses and help generate innovation ideas.

Current disciplines and fields of expertise are: alternative drive technology, hybrid technologies, electronic systems, coating processes, battery technologies, energy recuperation, CO2 reduction, new materials and resources, new lighting systems, information technology, innovation portals, open innovation and IncarWellbeing.

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Dr.rer.pol. Axel Glanz

Dr.rer.pol. Axel Glanz

The Innovation Institute’s managing director and spokesman for the Association for Innovation in German Industry (IDWI).

Innovation consultant for strategy and implementation for leading companies in the automotive, telecommunications, consumer goods, financial and chemical industry/sector. Responsible for the development and implementation of innovations through strategies and processes and for the initiation of collaborations between various different sectors, industries and markets.

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Dipl.Wirtsch.Ing. Maruan Sahyoun

Dipl.Wirtsch.Ing. Maruan Sahyoun

Innovation consultant and partner of the Innovation Institute with focus on information and communication technology.

Development of innovations, innovation concepts and communication processes for the IT sector, with close consideration of opportunities for cross-sector collaborations. Co-responsible for the conception of information systems in connection with innovation management.

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Dipl.Wirtsch.Ing. Marco Ziegler

Dipl.Wirtsch.Ing. Marco Ziegler

Partner of the Innovation Institute and innovation consultant with focus on marketing, innovation management, product management, work science and automation technology.

Conception and implementation of innovation processes, innovation marketing and integration of Lead User concepts, open innovation processes, as well as community & portal approaches for internal & external collaboration. Subsidy management and implementation of international research projects and business-development.

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Sabrina Haible

Sabrina Haible

B.Sc. in International Business Administration at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, study abroad at Vancouver Island University, Canada and Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. 

Bachelor Thesis: "Product Innovation in the Automotive Industry: Incar Nature"

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Anton Ribel

Anton Ribel

Innovation consultant; soon to have his degree in industrial engineering; focus on alternative drive technologies.

Former test driver for BMW and employee at the development department of Hitachi.

Detailed knowledge about success factors of innovations from company and customer perspective. Participation in the conduction of studies regarding “consumers 2020”.

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Oliver Bartels

Oliver Bartels

Innovation consultant and merchant in wholesale and foreign trade with focus on innovation management.

Detailed interdisciplinary knowledge of innovation development, assessment and marketing in different sectors.  

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Damien Schmidt

Damien Schmidt

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Damien Schmidt is Junior innovation advisor to the institute with a focus on innovation project management, open innovation and Innovation Review.

Project-based design, and support for Implemetation of innovation processes, integration of concepts and Lead User LZNA analyzes are his focuses.

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Max Müller

Max Müller

A prospective B.Sc. in Business Administration at the University of Marburg. His expertise focuses in the "Innovation and Information".

He has in-depth knowledge of the law by the certificate "law and economics".

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