Professor and Chairholder of Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at RWTH Aachen University. Previously, he was head of the research group “Customer Driven Value Creation”, Research Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and is Co-Founder of the Smart Customization Group at MIT, USA.
Areas of expertise:
• Interfaces in the innovation process (open innovation and co-creation).
• Strategies for dealing with disruptive innovations
• Technology transfer and technology sourcing
• Customer-centric business model innovation