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IPM presented quantitative evidence on design thinking’s effects in educational settings at the ISPIM conference in Boston

  It is hard to find a successful company that does not in some form apply design thinking. Marriott, Infosys, Airbnb, General Electric, Philips and many others have joined the canonical list of design thinking protagonists. For some it might be just a label – a buzzword borrowed from the popular management literature. For others, however, it is not only a collection of tools,...  Read more

IPM students at the Innovation Week

  From 19.02. till 23.02.2018. the Innovation Week in the co-working space of Factory300 took place. Last week eight IPM students joined 23 of their colleagues from other study programs of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria for a one-week long workshop with the aim to develop innovative solutions for real-world problem statements. Already for the third year the...  Read more

IPM explores innovative culture of Finland

  The IPM Master 2016 students recently visited the capitol of Finland, Helsinki, for a field trip. They visited a wide range of companies to gain insights into Research & Development departments, design-departments, as well as in production facilities. Companies visited included marketleaders such as ABB, Suunto, and Planmeca. The field trip was organised and accompanied by IPM...  Read more

IPM starts an International's Doctorate Programme

  After intensive cooperation with the two internationally renowned Universities University of Calabria, Italy and Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, a joint international doctoral programme was recently launched with the Innovation and Product Management (IPM) master's degree programme.  Read more

IPM welcomes the new master students!

  Once again the Innovation and Product Management (IPM) master’s degree programme continues to gain international recognition. This programme was the initial English taught FH OÖ Wels master's degree programme to be established and year after year it continues to develop. 30 students from more than 300 candidates have been selected for this master's degree program; half of...  Read more

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

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