Innovation through Collaboration

Delivering new ideas and technologies as successful products to market is at utmost importance for firms in the offshore wind industry. This requires not only creative idea generation, but also management of these creative ideas towards successful innovation and market implementation. Focus will be given to internal managerial processes and practices.

As companies increasingly collaborate with external partners such as users, customers, universities and competitors throughout their innovation processes, the course also addresses the opportunities, challenges and implications for successful collaboration innovation. 

Learning Goals:

  • Apply innovation management approaches and methods for idea generation, product and service development
  • Manage innovation within the firm and through partnerships, networks and alliances (open innovation and collaborative innovation such as co-creation)
  • Address challenges and opportunities that small and large firms face within innovative collaboration
  • Apply new knowledge collaboratively with other professionals
  • Overcome barriers to creativity


Prof. Dr. René Chester Goduscheit

Professor and Research Group Director at Aarhus University

Dr. Lisbeth Brøde Jepsen

Maritime & Logistics Innovation Denmark (MARLOG)

Co-lecturer from business:

Per Hessellund Lauritsen

Offshore Research Manager at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy