“Nokia Siemens Networks Award for scholarly contributions of the Fraunhofer MOEZ Leipzig, 14.06.2012 two by scientists of Fraunhofer MOEZ authored paper were with the Nokia Siemens Networks Award for the best paper in technology management” (Prize for the best paper in the area of technology management) awarded. The citation for the award of the two papers, in particular their practical relevance in combination with outstanding scientific work was highlighted. The first paper titled electric mobility what can be learned from existing business models?” (Can we learn what electric mobility of known business models?) examines the transferability of existing business model pattern on the electric mobility industry and gives suggestions for generating new practical business models for the industry. The post was written by Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi, head of business models and services at Fraunhofer MOEZ, Sergiy Makhotin, PhD student at the Fraunhofer MOEZ. and Dr. Thorsten Posselt, head of the Fraunhofer MOEZ and Professor of innovation management at the University of Leipzig. “Under the title opponents innovation: Grumbler or innovation driver?” (Opponents in the innovation process: troublemakers or train horses?) the second paper deals with the innovation opponents so far neglected in the research, critical or even facing innovations with resistance.

It aims to define the role and the innovation potential of these types of innovators in the innovation process. Including Dr. Anne-Katrin Neyer, head of strategy and organization at the Fraunhofer MOEZ and associate professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is one of the authors of this article. “The Nokia Siemens network Award for the best paper in technology management” was awarded within the framework of the annual Conference of the European Academy of management (European Management Academy, short EURAM). The Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ has proven expertise in the field of innovation and Technology management, strategy development and research marketing and develops scientifically-based, holistic potential analysis on the conception and implementation of concrete project and business models and network activities through knowledge and technology transfer. Currently, approximately 40 full time employees of the Fraunhofer MOEZ edit including projects within the framework of the 7th research framework programme of the European Union, projects of the Federal Ministry for education and research, the Federal Ministry for environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, the German Federal Foundation environment, projects for companies, in particular small and medium-sized firms, etc.

The Fraunhofer MOEZ is an Institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Research for practice is the central task of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The research organization established in 1949, operates application-oriented research for the benefit of the economy and to the benefit of society. Contract partners and clients are industrial and service companies and the public sector.