Article / 1.1.2020

Do innovations die in sales?

In a case study in the Harvard Business Manager of January 2020, author Heiko Gebauer, project manager of the project Data Mining and Value Creation, addresses the challenges of digital transformation for companies.

Event / 12.11.2019

Inspired workshop at the 18th Forum INNOVATION

On November 12 and 13, 2019, the Fraport Forum at Frankfurt Airport and the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) held the 18th INNOVATION Forum of the Platform for Innovation in Germany (PFI-D). Over two days, around 300 cross-industry specialists and managers from business and science discussed future topics such as digitization, collaboration and cross-innovation.

Event / 7.10.2019

Digital transformation and innovation in Saxony

At the beginning of October, scientists from the Fraunhofer IMW discussed Saxony's economic situation and the corresponding role of digitisation with representatives of the State Ministries for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport (SMWA) and for Science and the Arts (SMWK) in Dresden. The symposium “Digital Transformation and Innovation” at the SMWA gave rise to this debate.

Event / 27.9.2019

Session on “Data Mining and Value Creation” at NET19

On September 27, 2019, part of the project team Data Mining and Value Creation visited seecon Ingenieure at their offices in the Baumwollspinnerei.


Blockchain between myth and application

Blockchain is a polarizing topic. While the technology is often associated with the development of the Internet of Value, so many doubts and myths surround Blockchain. The idea behind our workshop was to clarify what Blockchain actually is and what concrete application possibilities exist in companies

Event / 23.9.2019

Keynote lecture for start-up founders

This year's Start-Up Days in Potsdam provided a platform for researchers interested in setting up a company to gather valuable information from experts in the field of business start-ups during workshops. One of these experts was the project manager of Data Mining and Value Creation, Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer.


Digital platforms - impact and benefits for SMEs

At the event “Digital Platforms - Effects and Benefits for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” on September 18, 2019, the eStandards 4.0 Competence Center at the Fraunhofer IMW answered questions about the trend of platform economics.


Article on “Internet of Things” in production companies

The article "Driving Process Innovation with IoT Field Data" in the MIS Quarterly Executive is dedicated to the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for production companies.

Workshop / 29.8.2019

“Digitization is not a value in itself”

In the workshop: “From connectivity to (digital) revenue” of the Data Mining and Value Creation project, the participants discuss how connectivity and the resulting data can be turned into revenue.

Meeting on digitization / 27.9.2019

Notice: Lecture session on “Data Mining and Value Creation” at NET19

At this year's NET19, the industry meeting place for digitization topics by seecon engineers, the employees of the research project Data Mining and Value Creation will have their own lecture block.


Digitization in Industry: Scientific Works in the Data Mining and Value Creation project

In the Data Mining and Value Creation project, four master theses are currently being written dealing with the influence of digitization on industry.


Impulse paper for industry 4.0

How can already generated field data help to become more competitive and exploit growth potential? The Impulse Paper “Growth Paths in the Digitization of Business Models in Industrial Enterprises”, published by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), reflects the current discussion of the Platform Industry 4.0.

Conference report / 13.5.2019

How the digital transformation is changing businesses

Alexander Arzt, research fellow in the Data Mining and Value Creation project, reports on the Spring Servitization Conference 2019 and explains the poster he presented at the conference.

Presentation / 28.5.2019

Presentation on data economy at the World Bank

On 28 and 29 May 2019, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, director of the Fraunhofer IMW, Dr. Riad Bourayou, research manager at the Fraunhofer IMW, and Dr. Sebastian Haugk, research fellow in the Data Mining and Value Creation project, were guests at the World Bank in Vienna. The title of the workshop was “Europe 4.0: Sharing the New Economy”.


New articles published in connection with Data Mining and Value Creation

Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer, Project Manager Data Mining and Value Creation, is co-author of three new articles on digitization and value creation from data in the trade magazines Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, and Business Horizons.


Conference / 13.5.2019

Spring Servitization Conference 2019

Alexander Arzt, research fellow in the Data Mining and Value Creation project, will participate in the Spring Servitization Conference in Linköping, Sweden, from 13 to 15 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Delivering Services Growth in the Digital Era”. 

Trade Fair / 2.4.2019

“Industry 4.0 is slowly becoming reality”

The Hannover Messe was the destination of Dr. Sebastian Haugk and Alexander Arzt on April 2, 2019. The two research fellows in the Data Mining and Value Creation project at Fraunhofer IMW were particularly interested in topics related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Workshop / 14.3.2019

“The user perspective is very citizen-empowering to me”

In the Data Mining and Value Creation project, we are working with the City of Leipzig to further develop its approach to Open Data. Since it is often unclear what can be done with data at all, a workshop was held with the city's employees on March 14, 2019 at the Fraunhofer IMW premises. Sonja Ries, research fellow in the Data Mining and Value Creation project, answers some questions about the workshop.

Workshop / 15.2.2019

How does the future work?

In our Data Mining and Value Creation project, we are now discussing future scenarios. Our colleagues from the group Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes at Fraunhofer IMW, Inga Döbel and Annamaria Riemer, have invited us to a workshop on this topic.

Event / 24.1.2019

Data Mining and Value Creation at the Research Day of the Fraunhofer IMW

The project Data Mining and Value Creation was part of the Research Day program at the Fraunhofer IMW on January 24, 2019. Project manager Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer gave a short overview of the project. Milan Pentrack and Bastien Bodenstein, research fellows in the project, then presented their main areas of work.

Call for Papers / 21.12.2018

Heiko Gebauer is guest editor at Industrial Marketing Management

For the renowned trade magazine Industrial Marketing Management, a call for papers for the special issue on "Digital servitization: crossing the perspectives of digitization and service transformation" will run until December 21, 2018. Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer, Project Manager Data Mining and Value Creation, is the guest editor of this issue.

Public event / 5.11.2018

Start of the research project "Data Mining and Value Creation" focuses on the value of data for companies

How can companies create new value from their data? The joint project "Data Mining and Value Creation" of the Fraunhofer IMW and the University of Leipzig is investigating this research question. The research project was launched on November 5, 2018.