5354 Vienna Innovation Program
Dr. Christian Garaus, Univ.Prof. Dr.habil. Christopher Lettl
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
12.02.2019 bis 18.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 13.05.2019 09:00 - 19:00 EA.6.026
Montag 13.05.2019 15:00 - 19:00 EA.6.032
Dienstag 14.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Dienstag 14.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D5.5.029
Mittwoch 15.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Donnerstag 16.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Freitag 17.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.04
Freitag 17.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.03
Montag 20.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Montag 20.05.2019 10:00 - 12:00 TC.3.11
Montag 20.05.2019 10:00 - 12:00 TC.3.12
Dienstag 21.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 EA.6.026
Mittwoch 22.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.5.27
Donnerstag 23.05.2019 09:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Freitag 24.05.2019 09:00 - 15:00 LC.2.400 Clubraum

Inhalte der LV

In times of fierce global competition, rapid technological progress, multiple disruptions (e.g., climate, poverty, migration, demographic developments, digitalization), exponentially growing knowledge, and increasingly demanding customers, innovation has become an imperative for most firms. Innovation addresses ill-defined problems and induces situations of high uncertainty and risks. It therefore requires fundamentally different processes and methods compared to routine tasks. How can innovation be managed and how can a firm routinize the non-routine? These are central questions that this program will tackle. Latest trends in innovation management such as open innovation, user innovation, and business ecosystems will be covered. At the same time we will look deeply into two big companies and apply problem-based learning by engaging into a real-life innovation initiative within these partner firms.

Kindly note that only a selected group of applicants will be admitted to the program. To apply please fill in the online application for WU students ( and upload all necessary supporting documents (CV and letter of motivation). The application deadline for WU students is February 13, 2019. All WU applicants who complete the online application process on time will be informed about the outcome of their application via email by February 15, 2019, and will automatically be registered for the course in the WU system.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The aim of this program is to provide students with an insight of the most relevant topics when trying to manage innovation both inside the boundary of a firm as well as across firm boundaries.


Through participating in the course the students will:

  • learn to understand the basic approaches of managing innovation,
  • learn about latest trends in the field of innovation management,
  • apply and validate the concepts and theories in a real-life group project,
  • reflect and autonomously expand the knowledge gained in the course.


Moreover, improving intercultural and personal skill is an important learning objective. After completing the course, students will know how to:

  • effectively handle cross-cultural team settings,
  • value and utilize the innovation potential of different perspectives,
  • break down complex tasks into manageable modules,
  • set deadlines that help focusing on critical aspects of a business questions and answering it quickly,
  • manage different ways to target & to arrive at a decision, and
  • present project outcomes in different environments & for different target groups (e.g., expert jury, team members, etc.)



Regelung zur Anwesenheit

All students are expected to attend 100% of the course.


The course integrates various teaching methods such as theory lectures, case studies, exercises, discussions, and a real-life group project with a company. Substantial classroom discussion is encouraged and expected. All students are required to work on the group project during the course.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

The final grade of the course will depend on:

•    20% pre-assignment

•    20% in-class assignments (individual reports, team reports)

•    20% in-class participation (active listening and discussion in class, interim presentations, implementing feedback)

•    40% final presentation

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

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