Master thesis from Wi1 awards „Fritz und Maria Hofmann-Preis“

Stefan Genennig was awarded with this year´s Fritz and Maria Hofmann prize for his master thesis „Value Co-Creation in a Service System for Open Innovation”. The thesis was advised by Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein and Dr. Julia Jonas and addresses the process of value creation at JOSEPHS® - Die Service-Manufaktur. The findings of the empirical case study present inspiring insights and constitute great potential for theoretical and practical transfer. The Fritz and Maria Hofmann foundation ...

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The winners of the STARTIFY7 2016 academies have been announced, and our Hiwi is one of them!

Our Hiwi Barbara Ehbauer and her team SquareAid are winners of the STARTIYF7 academy on IT-driven social entreprenership that has been organised by Twente University in the Netherlands. Out of over 1000 applicants they have been selected to attend the two-week academy and competed againt twelve other ambitious teams. Their winning concept consists of a comprehensive management system for retirement homes that focuses on the wellbeing of the elderly. It combines the best products on the market ...

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BRAND1 magazine with JOSEPHS, Kathrin Möslein and Frank Danzinger

Just in: Septembers BRAND1 magazine includes a report on JOSEPHS, the innovation laboratory run by Fraunhofer IIS/SCS and Wi1 at FAU. The team is proud, happy and excited about the article which presents some facts and insights about the unique space for co-creation and open innovation in Nuremberg. This perfect read for the upcoming summer weekend will be on the shelfs tomorrow - find Kathrin Möslein and Frank Danzinger on page 14!
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Center for Management, Technology and Society at the FAU

FAU's Center for Management, Technology, and Society (CMTS) has just opened its online presence. It aims to supplement the university's proven record in specialized research, with the integration of diverse and interdisciplinary experiences, to develop new problem-oriented solutions. Click HERE to explore our collaborative research, teaching and transfer activities at CMTS. ...

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Wi1 Projects Extend and Vesiki at OpenSym 2016

Two wi1 projects were featured this week at OpenSym 2016, the worldwide forum for open collaboration, in Berlin. Prof. Ulrike Lechner from Munich presented a research topic from Vesiki, Martin Schymanietz presented a topic from Extend. Albrecht Fritzsche returned to the OpenSym conference series as track chair for open innovation and committee member of the doctoral colloquium. Following the motto of OpenSym, conventional research presentations were accompanied by other formats for ...

WI1 in den Nürnberger Nachrichten

Die Medien feiern den 20. Geburtstag des ersten Smartphones – dabei ist natürlich auch die Meinung des wi1 gefragt. Die Nürnberger Nachrichten wandten sich an Albrecht Fritzsche als Experten für Innovation, Informationstechnologie und Technikphilosophie. Das Ergebnis findet sich in einem halbseitigen Artikel an prominenter Stelle auf Seite drei. Fritzsche wird mit mehreren Aussagen zur Bedeutung des Smartphones in der menschlichen Lebenswert zitiert. Informationstechnologie, so Fritzsche, wird ...

Agnis Stibe from MIT Media Lab in Nuremberg

Wednesday and Thursday this week, Dr. Agnis Stibe from MIT Media Lab came to Nuremberg and Erlangen. The Schoeller fellow visited Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen and Nuremberg to get to know and even try some of the latest sensoring technologies, gave a workshop on persuasive cities at JOSEPHS. He engaged in a number of intensive conversations with, amongst others, representatives of Nuremberg City Council and our team at Wi1. We are looking forward to welcoming Agnis back soon, to tackle some ...

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eMobilisten @ADAC Fahrsicherheitstraining

Am 11.08.2016 wurden besonders engagierte Mitglieder der Innovationscommunity eMobilisten.de (Forschungsprojekt CODIFeY) zu einem Fahrsicherheitstraining im ADAC Fahrsicherheitszentrum Nordbayern in Schlüsselfeld eingeladen. Dort standen Bremsen und Ausweichen sowie das Erlernen der korrekten Lenk- und Blicktechnik auf dem Plan. Wir bedanken uns vielmals beim ADAC für einen spannenden Tag und wünschen allen Teilnehmern ...

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We do IoT! - IoT Solutions design workshop @JOSEPHS

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trend that is set to stay. With so many big companies including it within their development agenda, no wonder we will be surrounded with smart connected objects everywhere. This brings along an unprecedented potential for entrepreneurs and adventurers who want to create their own IoT business. So what is exactly a smart connected product? And how to design it? As the first episode of a captivating series about IoT design, the workshop was organised by our ...

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Prof. Heuberger and Prof. Möslein visiting Cambridge

This week, Prof Albert Heuberger (Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen) and Prof. Kathrin Möslein visited Prof. Andy Neely (Head of the Institute for Manufacturing IfM, Cambridge University) in Cambridge, UK. The tight programme of this trip did not only include working on their current joint research projects, but also getting to know new fields of research in engineering, as presented by an engaged delegation of IfM professors, to discuss future ...

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