Institute for Innovation Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz

The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz boasts future-oriented academic degree programmes, excellence in teaching and research, national and international partnerships. Established in 1966, in a short period of time the JKU has become a cutting-edge institution for science, aca-demics, business and the community. The IFI Institute for Innovation Management is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business (SOWI). The IFI mission is to address the key societal challenges by pursuing holistic innovation research that links different disciplines, methods and levels of analyses.

"Social innovation requires citizens to spot opportunities behind societal challenges and seize them in an entrepreneurial way. Recently, social innovation has gained momentum, because we face growing societal challenges. The project empowers entrepreneurs and political decision makers to successfully develop and implement social innovations. Our findings contribute to a dynamic economic development within a stable society."
Matthias Fink, professor and director of the Institute for Innovation Management (IFI), Johannes Kepler University Linz/Austria

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