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Childhood dream come true: IPM graduate working for Ferrari

  A dream of many. Only a few days ago Federica Coniglio (24) from Calabria, Italy successfully completed the double degree in Innovation and Product Management and Management Engineering at the School of Engineering in Wels, thus acquiring two academic qualifications in one degree program. And now her childhood dream has come true. She is working for Ferrari in Maranello in...  Read more


IPM student undertakes internship at Frauenhofer

  A mandatory part of the Innovation and Product Management Master’s degree curriculum is for students to undertake an internship (in the 4th semester) in a company to enable them to gain first research results and findings for their Master’s Thesis. One of our IPM master students, Julia Peherstorfer, has been undertaking an internship in Germany since March. What does she like...  Read more


IPM-Student doing internship in London

  Students of the Master program Innovation and Product Management can join a company for an internship in the 4th semester to gain first experience in industry but also to support data collection for their master thesis. Many students are taking this chance and do an internship abroad. Duraipandian Gajendran, final year student is currently doing an internship at Castrol - BP...  Read more


Innovative, dedicated and authentic - POETTINGER gave insights into their innovation processes

  Students of the degree programmes AMM, IPM and MEWI have the opportunity to get an insight on special topics from experts of different companies. ‘Theoprax at Audimax’ is a series of lectures and presents examples on best practices on a regularly base. Recently Lisa Woess – responsible for innovation management system at Poettinger– reported about the innovation process at...  Read more


IPM professor published in the renowned Journal of Product Innovation Management

  In the January issue of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Dr. Fiona Schweitzer, together with Ellis van der Hende, a researcher at TU Delft, published a study on customer integration in the innovation process for radical new development projects. While customer integration is unanimously understood as an important success factor in incremental innovations by...  Read more


IPM students winners of the WelsSPITZE competition

  The FH OÖ Wels Campus started the new academic year with a record number of students, new programmes and its first internationally accredited programme (IPM Bachelor). To celebrate these achievements with Wels FH students, graduates and all staff, a WelsSPITZE competition was held. Amongst the many fun and creative entries received, two IPM students were winners. Participants...  Read more


Concept Fire Truck – Rosenbauer´s systematic way to innovate the fire truck of tomorrow

  'Theoprax at Audimax' is a series of lectures and presents examples on best practices for students of the Master's degree programmes AMM, IPM and MEWI. On 3rd November 2016 Ing. Alexander Ronacher – Head of Innovation at Rosenbauer – reported about the innovation process which leads to Rosenbauer´s Concept Fire Truck. During its 150th birthday celebrations, Rosenbauer...  Read more


Ready to Race – Electronic Assistance Systems on KTM Motorcycles

  ‘Theoprax at Audimax’ is a series of lectures and presents examples on best practices on a regularly base. On 27th October 2016 Christian Rathgeb – Head of Electronic Management Systems at KTM – reported about the innovations in the field of electronic assistance systems on motorcycles.   Driven by the passion of its employees, KTM has already become the biggest European...  Read more


IPM explores innovative culture of the Netherlands

  The FH Upper Austria Wels IPM Master 2015 students recently visited the Netherlands for a field trip to visit a broad range of companies and gain insights into international businesses. Companies visited included APM Terminals, Airbus Defence and Space, and Urban Farmers. They were accompanied by IPM faculty advisor Dr. Fiona Schweitzer. On the first day students, traveling...  Read more


The international IPM Master Program continues to be a success!

  The Innovation and Product Management (IPM) programme which was the first English taught Wels master's degree program, continues to gain international recognition. 30 students from more than 300 candidates have been selected for this master's degree program; half of these students originate from 10 different countries over four continents. The new IPM Master students enjoyed...  Read more

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