Dr. Sabine Brunswicker

Dr. Brunswicker is the Head of Open Innovation at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Senior Lecturer in International Management at the European School of Business, and Senior Research Fellow at ESADE (The Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas). She received her doctorate in the area of Innovation Management, and in 2012 she was awarded with “Best Dissertation Award” at the ISPIM Conference in Barcelona, Spain. She also earned her Industrial and Mechanical Engineering diploma from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 2004. As part of a DAAD scholarship, she spent one and a half years in Sydney and earned a Master of Commerce (MCom)at the University of New South Wales. Before returning to Germany to pursue her PhD in Innovation Management.

She regularly lectures at the University of California, where she also has worked in collaboration with Chesbrough. Brunswicker is a Fellow of the IVI Innovation Value Institute in Ireland and maintains many other international scientific contacts. She represents the European Coordination of the IMP3rove project at Fraunhofer IAO, and the results of the initiative Brunswicker launched together with European partners from industry and science, she received her associates with the Europe Innova Award of the European Commission. Such successes have also led to the current strategic partnerships with internationally operating companies such as SAP and Philips.