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The Institute of Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (ITE) addresses issues related to the promotion of sustainable innovation in research and teaching. We rely on teamwork and partnerships to bring ideas and knowledge to life and to transform inventions into innovations. Based at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, we use the latest knowledge of science across disciplines and technologies to solve problems in business and society. We see the greatest potential at intersections, which is why we are particularly interested in looking at convergences at different levels: excellent knowledge, application, business field development and entrepreneurship.


The research group led by Professor Dr. Heiden focuses on the following topics in the context of Innovation-Research, Technology-Management and Entrepreneurship:

  • Sustainable developments
  • Biologization
  • Digitization
  • Convergences
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioeconomy
  • Circular Economy
  • Agile Architectures
  • Sustainable Finance
Research at ITE