Apl.Prof.Dr. Klaus Fichter

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XXXI ISPIM Conference 7.-10. June 2020 (Berlin) - Call for Submissions

The ISPIM Innovation Conference 2020, “Innovating Our Common Future” (co-hosted next year by the Borderstep Insitute) is a three-day event that brings together world-renowned experts on innovation management. Researchers, managers, business and thought leaders will share insights on innovation management hot-topics. Submissionsfrom academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy are encouraged.

Focus themes:

  • Values-based Innovation Management
  • Innovation Management to address the UN’s SDGs
  • Sustainability-oriented Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Scaling strategies/Diffusion Polices for Environmental Innovation
  • Impact measurement and sustainability assessment of start-ups
  • Transition Strategies for Growing and Transforming Cities

Important Deadlines:
24 January 2020:Outlines Only (All Submissions)
21 February 2020:Acceptance Notification
1 May 2020:Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and receipt of payment
29 May 2020:Presentation Slides

Complete Call


Paper Download: The diffusion of environmental product and service innovations

The new publication by Jens Clausen and Klaus Fichter "The diffusion of environmental product and service innovations: Driving and inhibiting factors" has now been published in the print edition of the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. In the paper, the authors identify three key factors influencing the diffusion of environmentally friendly product and service innovations based on a large sample of 130 cases.
The article can be downloaded free of charge from the following link until 28 July 2019: eist.2019.01.003

Sustainability4All at the DENKFABRIK

DENKFABRIK Gründerhochschulen is an independent, national and cross-university initiative that aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action at universities and to support it with selected measures at technical, social and political level. Dr. Karsten Hurrelmann was a guest at the last meeting on 21/22 February to present the Sustainability4All project.

Sustainability4All has set itself the goal of anchoring sustainability as an important criterion in all start-up support systems. PIN will focus in particular on university start-up support. The project started on 1 January 2019 and will run for three years. Read more

ScaleUp4Sustainability - Student-Business-Collaboration in Green Venturing

On November 7, 11 German, Swedish and Dutch partners "met" during a web conference to start a three-year intensive cooperation in the project "ScaleUp4Sustainability". The aim of the project is to test new forms of cooperation between students, companies and start-ups in promoting green innovations and to improve existing courses. The focus is on joint learning - both among the project partners and between students, company founders and innovation managers of established companies. The Eco-Venturing module offered jointly by the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and PIN at the University of Oldenburg will be a central component of the project activities.

The EU's Erasmus+ programme is providing around one million euros over three years to support research and development projects in the Knowledge Alliances priority area. The partners include Linköping University (S) , Avans University of Aplied Sciences in Breda (NL)  and several companies close to the participating universities - for Oldenburg EWE, CEWE and BÜFA . The team of  Prof. Klaus Fichter is the Coordinator of the project.


New: Certificate Programme "Research and Innovation Management"

In the winter semester 2018/2019 the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) of the University starts its extra occupational program "Research and Innovation Management". The certificate study course, of which Klaus Fichter is the scientific director, was developed in cooperation with the Frauenhofer Academy and is also carried out jointly. It is aimed at specialists and managers in (non-)university research and in transfer offices who work in research as scientists or managers.

The certificate programme includes modules on research management, entrepreneurship, innovation management and project management and thus imparts competencies in the following areas

  • the management of R&D facilities and the evaluation of research,
  • the coordination, communication and cooperation between research actors,
  • the the design of innovation and start-up processes,
  • the transfer of research results.

Successful students graduate with the university certificate "Diploma of Advanced Studies" (DAS).

Further information on the C3L website.

Latest Publications

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.

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.

Further publications

Practice-oriented Publications

Tiemann, I. and Fichter, K. (2016). Developing business models with the Sustainable Business Canvas: Manual for Conducting Workshops. (Download)

Flyer Sustainable Business Canvas (Download)


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