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Dr. Hans Lercher

Dr. Hans Lercher

CEO & Founder

Hans' first degree was in engineering management for telematics. With his doctoral thesis he began his involvement with the subject of innovation management and he now has more than 20 years of experience in the field. For many years, Dr. Lercher has been a consultant to companies and entrepreneurs across Europe, and he is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on the topic. He works as a researcher and teacher at several third-level institutions in Europe. He designed the Innovation Management degree programme at CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences in Graz, and has been head of this programme since its inception. As an entrepreneur he has founded four companies. His interests and activities focus on business model innovations, system and process design, strategy development, innovation generation, and coaching and training for managers.

Florian Schneebauer, BSc MA

Florian Schneebauer, BSc MA

Consultant

Florian's background is in IT and he has several years of experience in software development, project leadership and project management. Since taking his Master’s degree in innovation management at Campus02 in Graz, he has concentrated his activities in this area, supports companies with their innovation activities and as an entrepreneur himself has implemented innovative product ideas of his own. The main topics he works on are generation of innovations and support of innovation projects.

Thomas Herzog, MA

Thomas Herzog, MA

Senior Consultant

Thomas can draw on his long and successful career in the automotive industry. He originally studied marketing and has several qualifications in QM. He will soon complete an Executive MBA Postgraduate Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business. But much earlier, he began his professional career in the QM department of a big American automotive supplier. His job took him to many continents. A switch to a new company in 2010 involved becoming the head of two foreign subsidiaries of a big European automotive supplier, in charge of 1,700 employees. Finally, he was the leader of the group’s largest business unit with 10 locations in Europe and about 6,000 employees. After more than 20 years in management, Thomas switched to consulting in 2014, using his accumulated knowledge and experience for the benefit of clients. His focus is on the improvement of processes and enterprises.

Roman Pendl, BA

Roman Pendl, BA

Design and Graphics

Roman is a qualified information designer. Before he made his passion for design into his job, he gathered almost 6 years of experience as an account manager for private and commercial clients in the banking sector. He now works as a self-employed graphic designer and is also taking the Master’s course in Communication, Media, Sound and Interaction Design at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz. His specialties are the simplified representation of complex processes and the graphic implementation of a great variety of client projects.

NETWORK PARTNERS OF THE

DEGREE PROGRAMME INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Dr. Michael Terler

Dr. Michael Terler

Network Partner/Senior Consultant

Michael has degrees in mechanical engineering and business. In the course of his doctoral project at the Montanuniversität Leoben he acquired a deep understanding of customer orientation and customer satisfaction. He has many additional qualifications, for example as a certified TRIZ Innovation Master, Quality Officer and Auditor. Michael has teaching engagements at several third-level institutions in Austria. Since 2008 he has been a professor at the degree programme in Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz. The main topic he works on are innovation in business models, identification of customer needs and generation of ‘pictures of the future’.

Dr. Börge Kummert

Dr. Börge Kummert

Network Partner/Senior Consultant

Börge has a first degree in engineering management for mechanical engineering. While studying for his doctorate, he also took his diploma as a controller (management accountant) and started a consulting business along with colleagues, where he worked for six years. Since 2006 he has been a professor at the degree programme in Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz, and is also known in many companies as an enthusiastic trainer and innovation consultant. Since 2009 he has been chairman of the Austrian TRIZ Competence Centre. His main subjects are innovation controlling, introduction of innovation management in SME, generation of innovations using creativity techniques and especially TRIZ.

Wolfgang Knöbl, BSc MA

Wolfgang Knöbl, BSc MA

Network Partner/Consultant

Wolfgang studied engineering and innovation management. He has over 10 years of professional experience in industry and management. Since switching to academia, with a focus on R&D and lectures on intellectual property, he has also been highly active as an innovation consultant. Since 2011 he has had a fulltime position as a research assistant at the degree programme in Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz. The main topics he works on are generation of innovations, development of business and system models, functional innovations using IPR assets and concept development.

DI (FH) Andi Rehklau, MBA

DI (FH) Andi Rehklau, MBA

Network Partner/Senior Consultant

Andreas began his studies with interior architecture and architectural design theory; his professional career began in mechanical engineering and innovation techniques. Since then he has been working in the area of innovation and has advised large and medium-sized enterprises on the development of new products and services, including new business models. His academic and entrepreneurial activities have always run in parallel; abstract research and practical workshops complement each other. He has had a full-time position in the Campus02 innolab in Graz since 2009. His main areas of interest are business-model innovation, strategy development, contradiction-based generation of innovations and training.

Thomas Rath, BSc

Thomas Rath, BSc

Network Partner/Junior Consultant

Tom studied environmental systems science and business in Graz. He has been a full-time research assistant at the degree programme in Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz since 2013, and is also active in the TRIZ Competence Centre. The main topics he works on are generation of ideas and innovations using diverse creativity methods, TRIZ, and system modelling.

LECTORS TEACH AT THESE

UNIVERSITIES

Karl Franzens University Graz, AUSTRIA
Campus02 University of Applied Sciences Graz, AUSTRIA
University Ca'Foscari Venezia, ITALY
University of Applied Sciences FRESENIUS Idstein, GERMANY
Steinbeis University Berlin, GERMANY
University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, AUSTRIA
University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt/Tulln, AUSTRIA
Häme University of Applied Sciences Valkeakoski, FINNLAND
University of Applied Sciences Balthazar Zapresic, CROATIA
University of Applied Sciences Balthazar Zapresic, CROATIA

LONG LASTING COOPERATION WITH

EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES

PMCC Consulting GmbH

PMCC Consulting GmbH

Graz, Wien, Köln, Zürich, Laibach

Experts in project management

Happen Ltd.

Happen Ltd.

London

Experts in research on customer needs in B2C businesses

Graller Werbung

Experts in communication of innovations

PMSP

PMSP

Graz

Experts on contractual and corporate law

Level M

Level M

Munster

Experts in competence management