Hanna Plieth obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Management at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK). Subsequently, she completed courses at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and École de Management Strasbourg in France to obtain a Master degree. She graduated in August 2011 with a dual Master degree. Hanna is currently working as a Research Associate at the Center for Leading Innovation & Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL. Her research focuses on the fields of open innovation, idea management systems, leadership, organization theory and strategy. Her work will focus on the "Exchange of Innovation and Experience in the Demographic Transition" research project (TANDEM).