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Welcome to the TIE Institute

Institute of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE)

The TIE Institute at the Technical University of Dortmund deals with central issues at the interface between technology and innovation management and entrepreneurship in research, teaching and practical projects. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten (Chair of Technology Management) and Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese (Chair of Innovation Management), around 30 doctoral students, postdocs and student employees work at the TIE Institute. The TIE Institute is an integral part of the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Dortmund and also offers numerous interdisciplinary links to the university.

In addition to teaching, we conduct research projects in various areas and make the findings available to the scientific community and entrepreneurial practice. For this purpose, we already cooperate with other universities and companies within the framework of various projects, but we are always interested in new cooperations with both already established companies and startups. 

On the institute's website you will find all important information about teaching, research, cooperations and the professorships for Technology Management (Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten) and Innovation Management (Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese) in general. 

The TIE Institute is characterized by a strong sense of "we". This includes the appreciation of others, the willingness to cooperate as well as a constant and open communication with students, researchers, founders and decision makers from companies. 
Please feel free to contact us - we look forward to getting to know you and having exciting discussions with you.

Latest news


Guest lecture Erik Wirsing (DB Schenker)

Erik Wirsing, Vice President Global Innovation at DB Schenker, shared his experience as a guest speaker in technology and innovation management.

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Guest lecture by Sohrab Salimi (Agile Academy)

As part of our “Technology and Innovation Management” lecture series, we had the pleasure of welcoming Sohrab Salimi from Agile Academy.

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Guest lecture by Dr. Christian Sprinkmeyer (tonies)

As part of our “Technology and Innovation Management” lecture, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Christian Sprinkmeyer as a guest speaker.

Christian Sprinkmeyer in the lecture hall with students

Thesis in cooperation with Westnetz GmbH

We would like to draw your attention to the advertised master thesis of Westnetz GmbH on the topic of 'Innovation Potentials'.

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Examination review winter term 2023/24 – Second exam date : Strategic Technology and Innovation Management

The exam review for the exam "Strategic Technology and Innovation Management" for all participants will take place on 03.05.2024 (in person).

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Exam review "Entrepreneurial Mindset" WiSe 2024/24

The exam review for the exam "Entrepreneurial Mindset" will take place on Tuesday, 04/23/2024 in presence in Dortmund.

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Examination Review "Innovation and Growth Management" - Second date: 3/20/2024

The review for the exam "Innovation and Growth Management" (second date: 3/20/2024) will take place on Tuesday, 4/16/2024 in presence in Dortmund.

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Design Thinking Seminar with Vonovia

As part of the winter semester's Design Thinking seminar, the students dealt with challenges faced by Vonovia.

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