Sustainable Innovation

A successful combination of innovation with sustainability objectives has for decades employed science and practice. In particular, the adaptation of innovation processes to regulatory requirements and the necessary redesign of product development activities attract increasingly important research and offer great potential for a long-term competitive advantage of firms. Building on our previous work on Green Innovation at TIM this research field was recently further developed. As part of our research and practical projects we address issues of circular economy (cradle to cradle), resource efficiency, Product Service Systems, Sustainable Logistics and Sustainable Land Management are considered. A good, first overview can be found in our Working paper No. 79: The cradle-to-cradle (C2C) paradigm in the context of innovation management and driving forces for implementation (Viktoria Geng, Cornelius Herstatt)