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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)

As part of the "Technology and Innovation Management" lecture, the students welcomed Erik Wirsing, VP Global Innovation at DB Schenker.

Title picture of the guest lecture of Erik Wirsing

Guest lecture Sven Veismann (Elektrisola)

Dr. Sven Veismann (CEO assistent at Elektrisola) was welcomed for a guest lecture about his work at Elektrisola.

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Guest lecture Sohrab Salimi (Agile Academy)

As part of "Technology and Innovation Management" students welcomed Sohrab Salimi, Founder and CEO of the Agile Academy.

Title slide of the guest lecture with title and picture of Sohrab Salimi

Design Thinking Team Wins Final of Digital Future Challenge

3 teams from TU Dortmund presented their pitches at the Federal Ministry in Berlin on February 9 - Team "CorporateCare" wins 1st place

Group picture of students of TU Dortmund

Final Pitch Day of the Ruhr School of Design Thinking

More than 70 students from TU Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum and University Duisburg-Essen present on big stage


MentorInn: Design Thinking Pitch Day in Dortmund (Kopie 1)

13 chairs from TU Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen join forces to form the RuhrSchool of Design Thinking.

Podium discussion at Design Thinking pitch day at TU Dortmund

Guest Lecture Ernst Wedekind (yellow Design Cologne)

Innovation and Design up close in our course on "Innovation and Growth Management"!

Titelbild des Vortrags mit Titel und Bild von Ernst Wedekind

Guest visit of Ukrainian scientist Dr. Lyudmyla Chernova within the framework of an aid program of TU Dortmund University

Guest visit of Dr. Lyudmyla Chernova, Associate Professor at Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in Mykolaiv (Ukraine)

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