Category: News

Researching Digital Entrepreneurship: Current Issues and Suggestions for Future Directions (published in CAIS)

Just recently, the article “Researching Digital Entrepreneurship: Current Issues and Suggestions for Future Directions” has been accepted for publication in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems

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“Accumulating Design Knowledge” published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)

Design science research is a fundamental paradigm for the information systems discipline. While numerous studies developed design knowledge in the last decades, it is oftentimes questioned whether and how design knowledge relates to theory, whether design knowledge is revisited, and how it accumulates.

Published in the flagship Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), the publication Accumulating Design Knowledge: A Mechanisms-Based Approach provides first empirically-grounded replies. The study by Hannes Rothe (Freie Universität Berlin), Lauri Wessel (University of Bremen), and Ana Paula Barquet (Technical University Berlin) is the first to theorize the process of knowledge accumulation in design science research.

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Effects of hubris rethought. Study “Hubristic Startup Founders” published in the Journal of Management Studies

Professors Sundermeier, Gersch and Freiling open up new perspectives in research on hubris.

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Managing the Dynamics of Platforms and Ecosystems HICSS Minitrack

As co-chair of this HICSS minitrack, professor Rothe invites you to submit your research until June 15th 2020. We are interested in research that focuses on the “dynamic” aspects of platforms and ecosystems. How do platforms and ecosystems change? What is the nature of their evolution? What are the mechanisms driving evolution? How do platforms and ecosystems adapt to technological, social, economic, or even political changes? How can specific platform and ecosystem actors succeed within these dynamics?

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Einladung zum Themenabend “Digitales Versorgung-Gesetz – der Booster für digitale Startups in der Gesundheitswirtschaft?”

Am Mittwoch, 6.11.2019 ab 17:30 laden NFUSION – Entrepreneurs Network der Freien Universität Berlin und Profund Innovation zum Themenabend der Initiative „Life Sciences & Health“ ein.

Das neue Digitale Versorgung-Gesetz soll Innovationen und Digitalisierung in der Gesundheitswirtschaft unterstützen. Aber welche Auswirkungen wird das Gesetz tatsächlich auf die Krankenversorgung und unsere Gesellschaft haben? Und worin liegen mögliche Chancen und Fallstricke für Startups?

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Opportunity for Postdocs and PhD students – i2i Ideas to Innovation 3-6 December

i2i Ideas to Innovation
3rd – 6th December 2019
Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, Bedford, UK

This course encourages researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and business people from multiple disciplines to talk to each other “outside the box”. The programme helps you explore your desire to take your research to market, understanding creative methods, team building, cultures and communications and the very basics of business. Within the programme you will explore entrepreneurship as an for option for corporate innovation and new venture creation, gain basic business understanding, develop knowledge of how to commercialise your research, and develop a network of likeminded researchers facing similar challenges.

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Professor Sundermeier becomes professoral member of the DEH

Since September 1, 2019, the Department of Information Systems has been supported by Prof. Dr. Janina Sundermeier in her role as Junior Professor for Business Administration, in particular Digital Entrepreneurship & Diversity. Professor Sundermeier is now a professorial member of the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub.

We are very much looking forward to continuing her initiatives to promote entrepreneurial diversity in the context of digitization, as she has already done with formats such as WomenVentures and Hello Diversity! Conference.

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Preisverleihung des 26. Funpreneur-Wettbewerbs der Freien Universität

„Let me be an Artist“ gewinnt mit der Idee des Verkaufs von im Kunstunterricht kreierten Schülerwerken den ersten Platz des diesjährigen Funpreneur-Wettbewerbs. Ein Preisgeld von 1.200,- Euro kürt die Erstplatzierten. Platz 2 gewinnt das Team „Reyoo“ (800,- Euro). Reyoo stellte den Prototypen einer hitzeresistenten Kochschürze für Rollstuhlfahrer vor. LimoLab erhält Platz 3 mit einer Yuzu- Limonade aus kandierten Früchten und erhält hierfür 400,- Euro. Team Bienenfleiss gewann gleich drei Preise und nahm den PR-Preis (400,- Euro), den Responsible Entrepreneurship Preis (250,- Euro) und den Publikumspreis (200,- Euro) entgegen.

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Girls’ Day am Digital Entrepreneurship Hub

WoMenventures – Wir werden wir Gründerinnen? Unter diesem Titel trafen sich zum Girls‘ Day 20 Schülerinnen der 8. bis 10. Klasse am Digital Entrepreneurship Hub der Freien Universität Berlin.

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Towards Health Futures Conference: Reaching for convergence on bio data

On March 7th and 8th, 2019, the first “Towards Health Futures” conference about innovation, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure on bio data has been held in Berlin. Sirkka Jarvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin), Michael Barrett (University of Cambridge), and Hannes Rothe (Freie Universität Berlin) invited 35 experts to Berlin to set the first stepping stone for an international community seeking that reflects the phenomenon of bio data.

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