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Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models

About us

Innovations at the boundaries of different fields of knowledge and technology have the potential to enable new technology and innovation systems as well as entirely new entrepreneurial eco-systems. For example, the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted in Paris can only succeed through new technologies and new value chains that enable a more efficient use of resources. Against the background of this motivation, the team of the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models deals with the entire transformation or start-up process from the emergence of new "Technological Innovation Systems" and the associated transformation of established firms to the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities and the underlying mental models of managers/entrepreneurs.

We aim at closely linking theoretical and practical questions in research and education. Our research projects are based on a wide array of quantitative as well as qualitative methods to analyze management questions in the diverse applications fields.

Abschlussarbeiten
Here you can find information about bachelor and master theses at our chair. If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Lind (vanessa.lind@rub.de).
Business Model Design Lab
The Business Model Design Lab (BMDL) offers students the opportunity to design a business model in cooperation with a regional start-up company or a planned RUB spin-off.
Hall of Fame
Former PhD students and researchers
Opportunities for collaboration
We offer different possibilities for collaboration with our chair.

Team

Position
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring
Chair of the department, Professor
Vanja Mati
Employee in technology and administration
Dr. Michael Rennings (geb. Wustmans)
Academic council, Scientific assistant
Dr. Vera Jahn
Post-Doc, Scientific assistant
Dr. Vivian Peuker Steinhäuser
Post-Doc, Scientific assistant
Anna Waßenhoven
Post-Doc, Scientific assistant
Lev Kalishchuk
Scientific assistant
Vanessa Lind (geb. Thybussek)
Scientific assistant

Teaching

The registration for the modules at the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models is done via Moodle. If you are interested in a module, please enroll in the corresponding Moodle course.

Information on:

Further information on bachelor and master theses are here.

Please contact Vanessa Lind (vanessa.lind@ruhr-uni-bochum.de) if you are interested in writing your bachelor or master theses with us or have any further questions.

In general, there are two different types of credit recognition:

  1. If you take a module at a foreign university that is equivalent to one of the modules offered by our chair in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as the corresponding RUB module.
  2. If you take an economics module at a foreign university for which there is no equivalent module at our chair in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as a so-called “dummy” module (“(Advanced) Applied Management/Economics”).

Basically, our chair will determine in which form we can credit your module. Students who need credit for a module taken at another university or department for a subject offered by the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models, please contact Ms. Vanessa Lind: vanessa.lind@ruhr-uni-bochum.de.

In order to be able to provide information about the credit, the following information is required:

  • Your RUB degree (Bachelor, Master, etc.)
  • Your exchange type (Erasmus, change of university, etc.)
  • Completed application for recognition, available at the examination office

In order to assess the content and level of the non-RUB module, we need the following information about the non-RUB module:

  • Name of the module
  • ECTS or credits
  • Contact/teaching hours (“semester hours per week”)
  • Study program to which the module belongs
  • Syllabus
  • Literature
  • WWW link of the module

Teaching offers

Study Type
Video seminar
4 contact hours
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SS 2024
Seminar
6 contact hours
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SS 2024
Seminar
6 contact hours
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SS 2024
Seminar
6 contact hours
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SS 2024
Seminar
4 contact hours
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SS 2024
Seminar
4 contact hours
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Next dates

May 27, 2024
Guest Lecture Amelie Leipprand (DIN Institute, DIN Young Professionals)
May 28, 2024
Guest Lecture Christian Ziach (High-Tech Gründerfonds)
June 04, 2024
Guest Lecture Alexander Wiegelmann (KWS SAAT)
June 10, 2024
Guest Lecture Dr. Reza Ghahary (Evonik Industries AG)

Research

Given the increasing need to implement sustainable development goals and the pressing urge to mitigate challenges such as climate change, new technologies and innovations are not only increasingly necessary but also a fascinating research subject.

Research focus

Technology Dynamics and Transformation
New technologies have the potential to disrupt and thus change the logic of various industries. On the one hand, this dynamic leads to opportunities for start-ups; on the other, it poses major challenges for established companies.
Business Model Innovations
The combination of different knowledge and technology areas holds great potential for technology-based business models and at the same time poses major challenges for the transformation process of established companies.
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition
Identifying and realizing entrepreneurial opportunities in the context of interdisciplinary high-tech fields helps to link diverse fields of knowledge and technology.

Research projects

Collaborative Project
Bio4MatPro: Kompetenzzentrum zur Biologischen Transformation von Materialwissenschaften und Produktionstechnik
Collaborative Project
PRIMED: Redesigning the Primary Sector for Maximizing Bioeconomy Development
Collaborative Project
UNIC Thematic Line: Entrepreneurial Learning for Innovation

Interested in working for our chair?

Student Assistant (m/w/d)
Student Assistant (m/w/d)
Verwaltungsmitarbeiter*in (m/w/d)
External Job Offers

Publications

Bohnsack, R., Rennings, M., Block, C., & Bröring, S. (2024). Profiting from innovation when digital business ecosystems emerge: A control point perspective. Research Policy53(3), 104961.

Tsvetanova, L., Rennings, M., & Bröring, S. (2024). Actors and sectors in technological innovation systems: patterns of knowledge development in the field of second generation biorefineries. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 1-16.

Moretti, D.M., Baum, C.M., Ehlers, M.-H., Finger, R., & Bröring, S. (2023). Exploring actors' perceptions of the precision agriculture innovation system – A Group Concept Mapping approach in Germany and Switzerland. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 122270.

Bohnsack, R., Rennings, M., Block, C., & Bröring, S. (2024). Profiting from innovation when digital business ecosystems emerge: A control point perspective. Research Policy53(3), 104961.

Tsvetanova, L., Rennings, M., & Bröring, S. (2024). Actors and sectors in technological innovation systems: patterns of knowledge development in the field of second generation biorefineries. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 1-16.

Moretti, D.M., Baum, C.M., Ehlers, M.-H., Finger, R., & Bröring, S. (2023). Exploring actors' perceptions of the precision agriculture innovation system – A Group Concept Mapping approach in Germany and Switzerland. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 122270.

Latest news

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring at talk round at Bio4MatPro annual meeting
May 15, 2024
Successfully completed doctorates with Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring
April 30, 2024
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring to speak on circular business models at the German Biotechnology Days
April 12, 2024
New article published on the relationships between technology innovation systems (TIS) and neighboring TIS from a value chain perspective
April 5, 2024
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring will give a presentation at the University of the Fraser Valley in Vancouver, Canada
March 15, 2024
New publication published in the journal Research Policy on profiting from innovation in emerging business ecosystems
March 7, 2024
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models

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