Teaching

I am involved in teaching and supervision of graduate, undergraduate and PhD students. I have supervised numerous master and bachelor theses.

I lecture on technology management and teach technology management techniques using dedicated software packages, for instance scenario and patent analysis using Parmenidos EIDOS and Thomson Reuters Innovation.

Based at Kiel University, the majority of my teaching takes place there. I am also involved in teaching for the Kiel School of Sustainability. I also teach at Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg) as guest lecturer in a graduate course on IP strategies.

Teaching philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to educate theoretically grounded, empirically skilled, creative and ecological as well as social responsible independently thinking individuals with strong democratic discussion abilities. I aim to achieve this by designing lectures and seminars that enable students to acquire knowledge about practical relevant concepts, tools and methods embedded into contemporary relevant innovation theories to equip them with an understanding for the selection of relevant concepts, tools and methods.

I am particularly interested in guiding students towards a sophisticated understanding of the concept „relevance“. I believe the selection and framing of relevant aspects for almost any question (in life) is something not only necessary but even invaluable. I emphasize this, because my lecturing experience shows me that surprisingly many students lack the important analytical sharpness – despite the awareness for the relevance of relevance – whether for professional business jobs, but also to enjoy a rich private, family oriented social life.

For my current teaching activities at CAU, please have a look here.