Seminar: Emergence of multiple innovation champions in the R&D collaboration process between science and industry

Thomas Hamadi, visiting PhD student at Department of Food and Resource Economics, will give a presentation with the title 'Emergence of multiple innovation champions in the R&D collaboration process between science and industry'.

Abstract

Innovation champions are individuals who emerge informally within an innovation project and help to overcome several barriers in the innovation process. These informal innovator roles have received a lot of attention in innovation management research and are critical for innovation success. However, previous research did not consider the dynamics of the innovation process and the promotion of multiple innovation champions in collaborations between heterogeneous partners. This talk provides an overview about innovation champions and gives first insights on the emergence of multiple innovation champions in heterogeneous R&D collaborations between science and industry organisations.

About the speaker

Thomas Hamadi is research associate at the COPT Center in Cologne and PhD Candidate in Business Chemistry at the University of Münster. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Marburg and a M.Sc. in Business Chemistry. His research focuses on innovator roles in heterogeneous R&D collaboration projects and patent analysis in the field of organic and printed electronics.