Apl.Prof.Dr. Klaus Fichter

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Innovation Management and Sustainability

Call for Application for the International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2021

Health, Energy & Digitalization (HED)

Do You want to start a business in the Health, Energy and / or Digitalization sector? Do you have a (rough) idea but do not know, how to proceed or even turn it into a business model?

You might want to have a look at the International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2021, hosted from 23 to 27 August 2021 by the University of Oldenburg in cooperation with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship and the VentureLab North. 

Within 5 days, you will learn about the Lean Canvas Model and use it to develop your business. You will also learn how to analyse and recognize your market and how to finance your start. Branch experts and startup coaches will support your journey over the whole course of the event. 

Want to learn more? Visit www.uol.de/iess for more information and the registration (until 31st of July).

The link between resilience, innovation and sustainability

Resilient systems (societies, organisations, companies, individuals) are resilient to disruptions and can maintain their performance despite massive external and internal influences or regain their actual performance after a short recovery. What role can innovative companies play in this? How can products and services be developed and offered that increase the resilience and sustainability of customers and their organisations and thus create sustainable added value? And how can the resilience concept be more strongly linked to the business-related sustainability discourse? PIN is investigating these questions in its new research project "Resilience as an opportunity for sustainable corporate action: A field of action analysis for corporate practice". The project will run for 18 months and is funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt. more

More support for green start-ups

A new study by Dr. Linda Bergset and apl. Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter once again underlines the central importance of green start-ups

Innovative green start-ups are of central importance for achieving climate protection goals and overcoming ecological challenges. However, they cannot be effectively supported within the framework of the existing start-up support programmes.

A new study by Dr. Linda Bergset and apl. Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter highlights the deficits and lack of fit of the current funding landscape for green start-ups and discusses four basic options for improving the funding of green start-ups in Germany:

  1. an independent funding institution,
  2. a separate funding programme,
  3. a separate programme area within an existing funding programme, and
  4. a complementary bonus programme.

The study was commissioned by the german Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt). The final report, entitled "High-Sustainability-Gründerfonds: Bedarf und Optionen nachhaltigkeitsorientierter staatlicher Start-up-Finanzierung", can be downloaded via the link below.

Download: High-Sustainability-Gründerfonds: Bedarf und Optionen nachhaltigkeitsorientierter staatlicher Start-up-Finanzierung


Latest Publications

K. Fichter und K. Hurrelmann, "Sustainability-oriented business incubation: framing and supporting sustainable entrepreneurship," in Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021, pp. 478-495. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788974783.00038

Fichter, K. & Tiemann, I. (2020): Impacts of promoting sustainable entrepreneurship in generic business plan competitions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 267 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122076

Wagner, M., Schaltegger, S., Hansen, E.G.; Fichter, K. (2019). University-linked programmes for sustainable entrepreneurship and regional development: how and with what impact? Small Business Economics (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00280-4

Volkmann, C., Fichter, K., Klofsten, M. et al. (2019). Sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems: an emerging field of research. Small Business Economics (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00253-7 

Clausen, J. & Fichter, K. (2019). The diffusion of environmental product and service innovations: Driving and inhibiting factors. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 31 (2019), 64-95.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.01.003

Tiemann, I.; Fichter, K. & Geier, J. (2018). University support systems for sustainable entrepreneurship: insights from explorative case studies. in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.  Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018; DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2018.090983

Breuer, H.; Fichter, K.; Lüdeke-Freund, F. & Tiemann, I. (2018). Sustainability-oriented Business Model Development: Principles, Criteria, and Tools. in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.  Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018; DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2018.10008388

K. Fichter & I. Tiemann (2017): Factors influencing university support for sustainable entrepreneurship: Insights from explorative case studies. in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 175 (2018), 512 - 524.

N. Bank, K. Fichter & M. Klofsten (2017): Sustainability-profiled incubators and securing the inflow of tenants - the case of Green Garage Berlin. in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 157 (2017), 76-83.

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