Research Themes

We bring together expertise in chemistry, management, and technology to address the full spectrum of economic and environmental issues in the chemical industry and related sectors. We produce excellent interdisciplinary research in four interrelated areas (see below).

As a pioneer of research at the intersection of chemistry and business we deliver positive impact in industry and society since more than 20 years.

In our research, we cooperate closely with the Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS), the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production (FFB) and other institutes and research groups at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and beyond.

Through collaboration with our industry partners, we bring together academic and industrial know-how to create new knowledge, solutions, change and growth.

Innovation and Technology Management

In this research area, our team explores the management of innovation and technology in the chemical industry and beyond. Examples for research topics in this area are:

  • Open Innovation
  • Converging industries
  • Innovation process

Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies

This research area combines the interdisciplinary assessment of existing and future battery technologies. Examples for research topics in this area are:

  • Cost modelling
  • Scaling
  • Techno-economic analyses

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Sustainability issues and the transformation of the chemical industry towards a circular economy are the focus in this research area. Examples for research topics in this area are:

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Renewable energy

Business Models

In this research area, our team explores drivers, effects and strategies to develop new business models. Examples for research topics in this area are:

  • Platform ecosystems
  • Digital transformation
  • Strategic renewal