Research Seminar Strategic Technology Management

Strategic Positioning for Energy Suppliers

  Entfällt im Wintersemester 2020/21!


In this applied research seminar a full trend analysis in direct collaboration with industrial partners will be conducted. This year's focus is set on a network of nine energy supplier that actively collaborate to improve their strategic position. The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of their technological field, its long term development as well as current and future market trends. Methodologically, typical research techniques and instruments for technology foresight will be used to conduct primary and secondary analyses: After a broad desk research on the status quo of the technology more specific sub-fields will be identified and analyzed in groups using professional patent software tools. On the basis on these findings a scenario analysis will be conducted to illustrate long term developments. The practical goal is to derive real world suggestions for strategic positioning. The seminar therefore trains analytical and conceptional competences for strategic foresight and management tasks.


When everyone in the seminar can understand german, the course will switch to the german language. 


The kick-off will  take place on 28.10.2019 12:15 - 13:45, WR425 - R.10[ZfB] 


Downloads all materials will be uploaded to OLAT. Module-description can be downloaded here.
Lecturer (S)  Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz Daniel Laufs Christopher Garrelfs
Lecturer (Tut.) Tutorials will not be offered in this course.
Sign Up Sign up now for this course via OLAT  (number of participants is limited). Deadline: 20th october 2019
LP / SWS 5 LP / 2 SWS
Dates and rooms Dates and roomswill be published on UnivIS.
Course Seminar
Requirements This seminar requires a mandatory sign up via OLAT. Participation is limited and seats will be given via the "first come, first served" principle.
Examination written term paper and oral presentation. Both must be passed individually.
Date of examination Dates and rooms will be published on UnivIS.
Eligibility please check here!
Max. Number 26 Participants
recommended literature relevant literature will be announced on the Kick-Off date.