Best Research Paper Nomination in Norway

12th ISCRAM Conference, Kristiansand, Norway, 27 Mai 2015: The contribution from Dr. Simone Wurster (TU Berlin) and Prof. Michael Klafft (Jade University and Fraunhofer FOKUS) was nominated for the Best Long Research Paper Award and presented at the plenary session of the conference.

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ISCRAM (International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) is one of the biggest conferences worldwide in this topic. The paper was written within the framework of the ENSURE project, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Information on the three nominated papers, the selection process and the winner is available in the following link: http://iscram2015.uia.no/?page_id=1554.

The picture below gives a short impression of the ISCRAM community:

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The conference proceedings including the ENSURE paper are available at: http://iscram2015.uia.no/?page_id=1431 and http://iscram2015.uia.no/?page_id=1584.

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IPlytics receives StarTUp label given by TU Berlin president Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen

IPlytics was awarded with the StarTUp label at the 7th Alumni Angel Night of the Technical University of Berlin. The event took place in the center of the atrium of the University. For the 7th Alumni Angel Night nine companies were awarded with the startup label. At the event TU startups had the chance to present their solutions to investors, but also investors were able to present their strategy and interests in new business ideas. The networking event attracted young as well as established companies to mingle and exchange ideas. In this regard IPlytics had the chance to give a live presentation of its patent analysis, patent valuations, patent mapping, and patent landscaping solution IPlytics Platform.
IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann and Präsident Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen

IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann and TU Berlin president Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen

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EURAS Conference 2014

Once again the European standardization community met at the EURAS conference to discuss recent developments within the field of standardization. This years’ EURAS was held in Serbia under the theme ‘Cooperation among standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community’. The conference was kindly hosted by the Faculty of Organizational Science of the University of Belgrade which provided plenty of opportunity for discussing standardization issues in Eastern Europe.

The chair of Innovation Economics from the TU-Berlin was well represented. Michel Tolksdorf, Anne-Marie Großmann, and Sören Simon Petersen chaired different sessions at the conference and presented their current work. Jo-Ann Müller additionally delivered an invited speech covering the first results of the German Standardization Panel. Besides that Luisa Lazina and Julius Rauber, from the same chair, presented their actual research as well.

Jo-Ann Müller presenting at the EURAS

Jo-Ann Müller presenting at the EURAS conference in Belgrade

The overall resume of this year’s conference was that the incentives, benefits and drawbacks of organizations to be actively or passively involved in standardization need closer attention, both in theory and in practice at the standards developing organizations. The themes varied from regulation and standardization in general up to the analysis of standardization network. Once again the conference highlighted the relevance of standardization research and showed that the European research community is alive and well.

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Welcome visiting scholar Aleksandra Skorupinska from the Open University of Catalonia

We are very pleased to welcome Aleksandra Skorupinska as a visiting researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics from April-June 2014. Aleksandra is a PhD Candidate in Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the Open University of Catalonia in Spain under the supervision of Prof. Joan Torrent-Sellens. She holds a Master in Computer Science and Econometric from Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on ICTs (i2TIC) at IN3 (UOC).

Aleksandra’s research focus is to investigate the role of ICT and its complementarities (human capital, innovation, workplace organization, institutions) in explaining productivity of Central and Eastern European countries. She is combining analysis at two levels: micro and macro. Since her background is econometric the research is based on the quantitative methodology, mainly structural equation modelling and ordinary least squares regression. Aleksandra is in her final year of the PhD program. Publications to be included in her dissertation are:

Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.:
The role of ICT in the productivity of Central and Eastern European countries: cross-country comparison.
Revista de Economía Mundial (Forthcoming)

Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.:
Drivers of Manufacturing Firms Productivity in Germany and Poland: Evidence from Survey Data.
Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research (Forthcoming)

Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.:
ICT, Innovation and Productivity: Modelling Direct and Indirect Effects in Eastern European Manufacturing Firms.
Industry and Innovation (Submitted)

Aleksandra will present her work within the  Research Colloquium on May 28th at 4pm.

We warmly welcome Aleksandra to the Chair of Innovation Economics and look forward to a productive and fruitful collaboration!

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Celebration of the fifth anniversary between DIN and TU-Berlin

The fifth anniversary of the cooperation between DIN and TU-Berlin was celebrated on the 27.11.2013. It was given an overview about current topics of standardization in research and teaching. For further information please see DIN (German), TU Berlin (German).
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DIN Awards for Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz and Anne-Marie Großmann

The DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. has awarded two prices to researchers of the chair of Innovation Economics. The awards went to Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz for her Dissertation „Standardisation Foresight – an Indicator-based, Text Mining and Delphi Method“ and to Anne-Marie Großmann for her Master thesis “Strategic and Economic Benefits of Company Standards”.

More information can be obtained here (german) and here (german).

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Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Marquardt (DIN), Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz (TU Berlin) and Dr. Torsten Bahke (DIN)

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Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Marquardt (DIN), Anne-Marie Großmann (TU Berlin) and Egon Behr (Daimler AG)

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Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz and Anne-Marie Großmann

 

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Fifth Anniversary of the Cooperation between DIN and TU Berlin

The fifth anniversary of the cooperation between the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and the Technical University of Berlin will be celebrated on the 27.11.2013. The festivity takes place at the TU Berlin and is free of charge.  For more information and the regristration click here (German).

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Experts on Standardization meet in Brussels – EURAS 2013

Between June, 24th and June, 26th 2013, the 18th EURAS Conference in Brussels, Belgium took place. The main topic in 2013 was the impact of standards on the European competitiveness by reducing barriers to trade or regulations as well as education on standardization in order to “spread the word of standardization”. Researchers from a big variety of science fields, such as economics, business management, engineering as well as political sciences, participated at the conference and presented their work. Among them were four scientist of the Technical University Berlin, namely Professor Knut Blind, Dr. Simone Wurster, Anne-Marie Großmann and Julius Rauber. During the conference, it became clear that there is further research to be done even if big progress was made in understanding the meaning of standards and standardization to companies and other stakeholders. Especially quantitative analyses still lacks a broader database in order to analyze standard-related research topics in more detail. Furthermore, it seemed to be common sense among the participants that companies have to become even more aware of the chances and benefits of standardization. The final presentation picked up this issue since it was about a superordinate roadmap for education on standardization. All in all it was a very interesting and inspiring conference which illustrated once again the rising importance and meaning of standards and standardization for many aspects of society as well as economy.
For further details on the EURAS conference please follow this link:
http://www.euras.org/euras-2013

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Experts discuss what shapes the international Diffusion of Sustainable Innovations

The international transfer of sustainable technologies is influenced by many factors at the intersection of regimes for the protection of free trade, intellectual property rights and the global environment. At a workshop in Geneva hosted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), experts from different organizations, such as OECD, WIPO, EPO, WTO, ICTSD, vividly discussed how these regimes interact in shaping the international diffusion of sustainable innovations. The event was organized by the Chair of Innovation Economics at TU Berlin as an integral part of the FONA research project N-tran:S.

Workshop Programme (DOCX, 64,3 KB)

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