Innovation in Energy Business
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Graduates are familiar with a model for describing technical
innovation processes. They apply concepts for the description of innovation-process phases to various developments in Energy Business and justify the maturity degree of products and technologies. They identify the most important technological trends in Energy Business and describe various examples for innovative energy services that are currently being developed within the industry sector.
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Students are introduced to a phase model that describes the proliferation of technical innovation. Based on examples, data and facts of current examples in Energy Business are collected and classified according to the phase model. These examples are orientated towards the value chain of Energy Business, namely production, transfer, distribution and consumption and thus provide a broad overview of current trends and developments.
Digitization in Energy Business in the areas of smart grids, smart metering and smart home is analyzed from a technological perspective in regard to stakeholder benefit.
Typical new developments in the energy market are analyzed, discussed and classified.
recommended or required reading
Rogers E.: Diffusion of Innovations Simon & Schuster International, 5.Auflage, 2003 Kelley T.: The Art of Innovation, 1. Auflage, Profile Books Verlag, 2016
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Written examination, presentation
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