Digitization and Intellectual Property, what are the challenges?

Digitization creates new challenges for intellectual property; Prof. Dr. Martin Bader discusses this in the run-up to the R&D Management Conference 2020, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Read the article here.

The theme of this year’s conference is: “Innovation across borders: Historical reflections and a vision of the future”. For more information about the event: Click here.



Encouraging Innovation Across WMO

A WMO HydroHub Case Study

What’s the need for innovation in international organizations? Can they be innovative at all and why should they?

The HydroHub Case shows an example how the term innovation can be coined within such organizations, how proven innovation practices need to be adapted and finally how such Organizations but also the whole network can be activated.




Innovation culture as a success factor

On January 23rd, Christoph H. Wecht explained how to create a successful culture in a company at the Smart Business Center Graz-West. The interest in the topic was huge, the event was completely booked out!

Read more about the event in the Smart Business Center article


in the article of “Die Presse”


Inception Workshop – Zurich, Switzerland February 5th 2020

Do you want to achieve sustainable innovation trough cultural development? Or are you just curious how you can shape your innovation culture and make your company grow?

Join us in Zurich!

You can find more information in our flyer or directly at:

Blockchain Roundtable Zurich

The St.Gallen Blockchain Roundtable

On November 5, 2019 the St.Gallen Blockchain Roundtable will be joined by Michael Bolle CTO and CDO of Bosch and Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann responsible for mobility at Canoo and former CEO of Opel, Volkswagen Group of China and Continental. We are looking forward to discussing the relevance and implications of DLTs and decentralized platforms for business models and business contexts. More information here


“Democratize the platform economy: the quiet revolution over Blockchain”

An article (German) written by Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann and Kilian Schmück

Download the article here.


“The Innovation Culture Navigator: 66 inspiring culture practices” is out now!

Innovation culture is implicit, hardly tangible and does not appear in any balance sheet. Yet, it is essential when answering the question: “innovate or die?”. But existing frameworks for shaping ones own innovation culture are often general and abstract, therefore, we – together with the ITEM-HSG – have developed the St.Galler Innovation Culture Navigator. In 6 dimensions, 3 phases and 66 best practices you can achieve a higher innovation rate, higher employee satisfaction and higher growth and profit rates.

For more information: click here