Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Innovation course gives interested parties insights into many years of research
Press Release 19/04/2012
From now on, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation
Research ISI will be offering a course on innovation twice a year. The course
builds on Fraunhofer ISI’s comprehensive knowledge of innovation research and
passes on the Institute’s own findings from many years of research in different
learning modules. The first chance to attend such a course will be given from 9
to 11 May 2012 in Karlsruhe.
As one of the largest innovation research institutes in Germany, the
Fraunhofer ISI hopes to generate an understanding of the systemic aspects of
innovation processes. The course addresses the complexity of defining the term
of innovation and offers an in-depth view of different topics in individual
modules. The innovation course’s program emphasizes the connections between the
different subsystems of national systems of innovation.
The course kicks off by covering general theory and practical issues of
innovation research. Building on this, the results of recent research conducted
at the institute will be processed in other modules and placed in a systemic
context. A total of nine modules can be combined with each other. The biggest
possible flexibility is achieved by constructing the course in this way. The
modules are put together by experts in the respective fields.
The presenters are researchers at Fraunhofer ISI who are continuously
and intensively involved in work on the respective topics. They supplement the
theoretical and practical knowledge of the Fraunhofer ISI with examples from
their scientific research.
The course, which has been designed for a maximum of 15 persons, is
mainly aimed at those responsible for promoting innovation, technology and
innovation policy, innovation management or designing and financing innovation
processes. It also addresses project managers, interested engineers and
scientists and students of related fields.
The course will take place on fixed dates twice a year. In addition to
this, Fraunhofer ISI also offers individually designed courses on request. More
information on the course modules, dates and costs can be found at www.isi-innovation-training.de. Please
send any email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short-
and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of
new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to
provide our clients from industry, politics and science with
recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our
expertise lies in a broad scientific competence as well as an
interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.