I am passionately interested in the application of new customer integration concepts to the benefit of firms and customers alike. My current research interests focus on the field of strategic innovation management, the design of networked innovation strategies, and the potentials of online crowdsourcing platforms and idea evaluation.

While working at the Institute for Learning and Innovation in Networks (ILIN) at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, I am a Ph.D. student at the Freie Universität Berlin.

I received a Master of Science in Economics Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH), in Germany. As a researcher i worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in the fields of entrepreneurship and regional innovation, at the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM) at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in the field of international R&D cooperations, and at the Institute of Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau in the field of service innovation.

Ralph Lichtner