The research project "Open Innovation in Life Sciences" focused on R&D processes in the growing life sciences segment which is one of the research intense business segments in Germany. Thereby the innovation processes were analysed and a sector specific innovation management concept was developed. Furthermore a guideline for the approach of implementation referring to the life science sector was created. It aimed at a systematical development of innovation concepts considering a "coupled process" including both the outside-in as well as inside-out innovation through partnerships with companies and universities. The developed concepts were deployed within the companies of the research network.
The Chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic Government supported the project with KMDL, a method to capture, model and analyse information and knowledge flows. Further, a software tool to support the new innovation processes - PharmaInnovationsLotse (Philo), has been developed.


Our research project "Quality management of knowledge intensive business processes" (QMwiGP) was initiated to develop methods for small and medium enterprises to analyse and evaluate business processes in terms of their knowledge handling based on a tool-aided self assessment. The field of application consists of the product innovation process and the customer relationship management. The results are the measure of maturity level and quality of the companies within the field of application as well as the identification of improvement potentials. Companies will be able to apply the best practices derived from the analysis. 

The research project IOSE-W2 (Interorganisational software-engineering under the aspect of mutability and reuse) is embedded in an interdisciplinary research network of companies in the software-engineering domain and universities. The involved companies stand for individual software products which are developed in organisational-distributed development processes. Participating companies are PiSA repository technologies GmbH, the ERP-software-producer Fauser AG and the PSIPENTA GmbH. University partners are the chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic Government, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gronau / University of Potsdam, the chair of Business Studies and Logistic, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Wildemann an the chair of Software- and Systems-Engineering, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Manfred Broy, both TU Munich. The research project IOSE-W2 is a state-aided research project with a lifespan of 2,5 years.

The KMDL® was used in the research project M-Wise that was state-aided in the context of the "Softwareoffensive2006" by the BMBF. Goal of this interdisciplinary project was the encouragement of knowlegde management in software-engineering and the substainable improvement of software-engineering-processes. To achieve this goal methods for modeling knowledge intensive software-engineering-processes  and their practicability were improved. In the procject the KMDL was used, analysed, specialised and further specificated for the software-engineering domain. A link to practice were guaranteed by the (software-)companies altavier and PSIPENTA. Both used the method in a different way for their knowledge intensive software-engineering processes.