Business Model Innovation
Business models define the key elements of a company. Among other things, they explain which value propositions and channels reach markets and customers and how the goals can be achieved. Based on long-standing partnerships with public and private actors, the Competence Centre research group supports its clients in the development of new business models.
Design thinking is a customer-centred innovative approach to creative problem solving. It is used to produce better products, services, and processes in a less risky way, for example to bring new ideas to life. The research group at the Competence Centre has wide experience and is happy to support any project in this field.
Feasibility Studies and Innovation Management
Innovations are associated with risks, which are offset by an expected profit. Whether implementation is feasible and whether the implementation of the solution in the market is successful depends on numerous factors. The Competence Centre supports its clients in the assessment of risks, the preparation of business case calculations, and the introduction of suitable invention and implementation processes.
Learning from different sectors promotes potential innovation and corporate development. Using a specially developed tool, business models from different sectors are analysed and elements are defined that can be transferred to existing models. In this way, the Competence Centre inspires new developments and increases the understanding of appealing value propositions as a central success factor.
Smart Services and Smart Manufacturing
In operations management, Smart Services and Smart Operations based on integrating people, processes, and things provide the basis for improved decision making at both management and technical levels. Smart Services and Smart operations use digital helpers, such as digital twins, digital shadows, or digital threads, to build a new knowledge of a system based on real insights. Allowing businesses to increase efficiency and quality while providing the basis for new value propositions and decision making.
Digital Business Engineering
Digital Business Engineering (DBE) enables organisations to adapt the respective business processes and their requirements to a concrete target system, to model, implement, evaluate, and optimise it. With its expertise in optimising business architecture, the Competence Centre supports organisations in increasing their productivity, quality, innovative capacity and competitiveness.