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Idea to Impact 2023

The Program For Innovation Projects

Idea to Impact is a program for the development of your  innovation ideas to project success.

As a participant, you will work in a team with other innovation managers on concrete innovation projects – from the identification of an innovation gap in the company to the concrete implementation planning of the solution.

With a successful participation you …

  • reduce the error rate of your innovation projects
  • do not miss relevant trends for further competitive advantages
  • learn from best practices through experiences of various projects of other participants
  • waste fewer resources through a holistic project design
  • and avoid typical implementation mistakes (e.g. culture).

Timeline & Content

Modul 1 (January): Business Innovation, Trends, Customer Needs, Pictures of the Future, Platforms

Modul 2 (February): Tech-based Innovation, Technology Assessment & Business Case Modeling

Modul 3 (March): Organization Innovation, Culture Impulse, Organization Enablement, BIG Picture, Innovation Mode

Peer-Review 1 (2nd Quarter): Project presentation, Hypotheses, Methods & Objectives

Peer-Review 2 (3rd Quarter): Project Progress – interim Review

Peer-Review 3 (4th Quarter): Evaluations, Results & Recommendations for Action

Closing Event (4th Quarter)



Target Group:

Innovation managers who want to generate "Impact"


3 Modules (Project Fundamentals), 3 Peer-Review Dates, 1 Closing Event, 20h individual Coaching


1 Calendar Year



Next Start:

March 1th, 2023

Application Deadline:

February 20th, 2023

Number of Participants:

2 Participants per Company; Optional: +1 Participant

Number of Projects:

1 Project per Company; Optional: +1 Project Per Participant


EUR 19.900,- for 2 Persons/Company; incl. 1 Project


Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Hans Lercher

Fachhochschule Campus 02, Department für Innovationsmanagement weXelerate Innovation Partner


Mag. Florian Lipok

Senior Innovation Partner


Nils Hüchtebrock, MSc

Senior Innovation Partner

The basis for an innovation culture dares to think outside the box and puts people where they belong: at the center.
Dr. Hans Lercher has not only provided the necessary impulses for innovation, with him, we have created the
to rethink responsibility in the company and to live it.


Ingo Hofmann

Vorstandsvorsitzender Merkur Versicherung AG

Various innovation projects can be developed. To name a few examples: Re-engineering the business model into a platform business model, establishment of an internal exploration unit, integration of blockchain technology into ticketing software, setting up a global innovation challenge, restructuring of the organization for novel innovation processes etc.

We expect up to 10 companies from different industries as participants.

Our program framework creates the optimal conditions for the success of your innovation project. However, innovation inherently involves certain risks that we cannot eliminate, but can greatly reduce.

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