Module: Introduction in Innovation Management

Overall Objectives of the Module

After completing the module, the participants will be able to:

  • understand how public procurement may stimulate and support innovation
  • estimate the risks and challenges involved in the adoption of innovations
  • consider new approaches for innovation-promoting procurement


Trainer Profile

Christian LÜTHJE

Public Procurement Excellence

Professor and Head of Institute
Institute of Innovation Marketing
Hamburg University of Technology


Quote: “The truth is never simple.”

Professional Background of the Trainer

Current position:

Managing Director and full professor (tenure), Institute of Marketing and Innovation, Hamburg University of Technology,

 Career history:

2006-2008  Full Professor for Marketing and Head of the Department of Technology and Industrial Marketing, Institute of Marketing and Management, University of Bern, Switzerland

2005-2006  Full Professor for Innovation Management, School of Business Economics, University of Marburg

2003 and 2007     Visiting Research Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, Cambridge (MA), USA

1999-2005  Research assistant and habilitation student, Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg

Educational Background of the Trainer

  • 2005 Habilitation (venia legendi), Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg
  • 1999 PhD in Business Management (Innovation Research and Technology Management), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  • 1994 “Diplom-Kaufmann” in Business Administration (equivalent to MSc), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Department of Business and Economics, Kiel