What is really going on in open labs? A new wi1 journal publication


Open laboratories like JOSEPHS have become increasingly popular over the last years. Many companies use them to support their innovation processes. This, however, does not exhaust the benefits of open labs. In our latest journal publication, wi1 member Albrecht Fritzsche applies the concept of cultural translation to open laboratories in order to give a wider account of the activities that are taking place inside them. Using a multiple case study approach, he shows that they can also ...


Bachelor / Master thesis opportunity at Fraunhofer SCS: "Co-creation in retail - case study with Swisscom"

In the context of the project "JOSEPHS", Fraunhofer SCS is currently offering the opportunity to write a Bachelor-/Masterthesis together with Swisscom. Here, the application of a living lab approach in retail will be the focus as well as the elaborations of suggestions for method and concept improvement.
More about this innovative hands-on thesis topic here: wi1.uni- ...


Workshop "Social Engineering mit dem Roboter NAO"

Im Rahmen der JuniorAkademie Bayern 2017 waren am 08. August 30 Jugendliche im JOSEPHS® zu Gast. Neben einem Rundgang durch die Themenwelt stand auch ein Workshop mit dem Thema „Social Engineering mit dem Roboter NAO“ mit Max Jalowski vom Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Innovation und Wertschöpfung auf dem Programm. Den Jugendlichen wurden Grundlagen zu den Themen IT-Sicherheit und Social Engineering vermittelt. Darauf aufbauend wurden in Kleingruppen fleißig Interaktionen ...


Space and place – an emerging theme in open innovation

Leading scholars convened in a field-configuring event for research on open innovation at this year’s meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta. WI1 was actively involved, facilitating a discussion group on space and place in open innovation, together with Susanne Ollila of Chalmers University, Sweden.

Nuremberg’s ZOLLHOF – tech Incubator and the open innovation lab JOSEPHS are only two out of many different environments in which open innovation takes place. There is still a ...


Awards for JOSEPHS!

Award for JOSEPHS: we are very pleased that we were nominated for the Grand Prize at ISPIM the International Society for Professional Innovation Management in Vienna and that we took second place. Congratulations to Hewlett Packard Enterprise - the Living Progress Challenge who came in first. We also congratulate IBM - the THINKLab Galaxy and GE - Genius Link, the other two finalists.

The ISPIM Grand Prize is awarded to organizations that have significantly increased their ...


Veranstaltungsreihe IT-Sicherheit im JOSEPHS®

Bis zum 29. August 2017 ist der Förderschwerpunkt „IT-Sicherheit für Kritische Infrastrukturen“ mit einer Insel im  JOSEPHS® vertreten. An der Themeninsel dreht sich alles um die Themen IT-Sicherheit und kritische Infrastrukturen. Die Besucher können verschiedene Demonstratoren ausprobieren, in einer Simulation mit dem Smartphone eine Infrastruktur hacken oder mit dem humanoiden Roboter NAO interagieren. Auch die Verbundprojekte RiskViz und Sidate sind mit Demonstratoren vertreten. Die Insel ...


Keynote on JOSEPHS and the Digital Transformation

The digital transformation forces companies to think about value creation, value delivery and value capturing in new ways. In his keynote at the Taiwanese Seminar on Multidisciplinary Engineering Education and Research Projects, Dr. Fritzsche from Wi1 reviewed this process as a heuristic search and explained the contribution of open laboratories to its success. He showed how the concept of JOSEPHS facilitates such contributions and presented examples of its successful application in ...


Wi1 on collaborative prototyping at CIRP conference

How can IoT product-service systems be designed to optimize value generation for all stakehodlers? Boukhris, Fritzsche and Möslein suggest the COSUP method. Aida Boukhris of Wi1 presented the method at the 50th CIRP conference on manufacturing systems in Taichung, based on experiences collected at JOSEPHS and in numerous workshops worldwide. A core element is the newly developed Protobits kit. Check out the paper "Co-creation at the early stage of product-service systems development ...


Panel discussion and workshop at MBS symposium "Digital vernetzt"

During the Munich Business School Symposium "Digital vernetzt" on March, 30th, Prof. Dr. Angela Roth discussed as a member of a panel discussion about the current status and challenges in digitization and pointed out future scenarios. In a joint presentation together with Leontin Grafmüller from the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL Leipzig, Prof. Roth gave insights in customer co-creation at JOSEPHS and how customers can get part of development processes. After the ...



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