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The core team is supported by innovation researchers and coaches at the Chair of Innovation Management at the Institute of Technology Management, especially in the areas of open innovation, intellectual property strategy, global R&D, and innovation processes.

We are always looking for additions to our offices in Zurich and Munich. Are you open-minded, curious and interested in business model innovation? Email us at or

Current Openings

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Combined PhD and Consultant Position for research in the Circular Economy

BMI Lab AG and the Chair of Strategic Management of Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger offer

a combined PhD and Consulting Position at, respectively, the University of St. Gallen and the BMI Lab AG.

The position is linked to the PhD studies in Business Administration and will be under supervision of Prof. Karolin Frankenberger. The focus of your future activities lies in the scientific and practical examination of the topic Circular Business Model Innovation and the Circular Economy.

Supervising courses, writing of publications for international journals and interaction and cooperation with the BMI Lab and corporate partners will be important activities in this position.

We offer you:

  • An internationally oriented environment and an ambitious and dynamic team
  • Deep insights into scientific work at an international level
  • A position at a University with a high reputation
  • Current issues of great scientific and practical relevance
  • Collaboration in scientific studies
  • Independent work with international research partners
  • A strong connection with the private sector
  • Practical application of new concepts with corporate partners
  • Integration and participation in BMI Lab projects

We are looking for a motivated candidate with:

  • A master’s degree in business administration (or similar subject area) with excellent grades
  • A strong interest and experience in scientific working methods (e.g. in the master thesis)
  • An exceptional interest and proven track record of working in the field of sustainable business models and the circular economy
  • Above-average analytical skills and an interest in theoretical and conceptual tasks
  • Acquisition skills and the ability to build and manage relationships with corporates
  • Strong team working skills
  • Willingness to travel (primarily between Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands)
  • Fluent English is required (oral and written), good knowledge of German and Dutch is favourable

Your main activities:

  • Assisting in the organisation of courses; supervision of Bachelor/Master theses; development of examination questions, examination corrections, associated administrative and organisational tasks
  • Challenging research according to international standards (basic and applied research)
  • Creating and managing research partnerships
  • Writing of scientific publications and participation in international conferences
  • Participating in consulting projects in cooperation with BMI Lab
  • Building and managing of a work group or knowledge sharing platform with private sector companies and research institutions


Are you interested in this position? Then please send your documents (CV, certificates, letter of motivation, abstract of your master thesis) to Alexander Vencken or +49 151 1412 9388

Intern, Berlin 

Intern, Factory Berlin 

Job description

We are looking for Master graduates, preferably with working experience, to join our team in Berlin for a 40% paid intern position.  

Who we look for

  • Master student
  • Very good organizational skills (event organization)
  • Very good conceptual skills (developing and structuring)
  • Self-reliant, proactive and motivated
  • Very good interpersonal and language skills
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills
  • High interest in business model innovation, startups, incubators

Your tasks

  • Organization and coordination of events (workshops, trainings)
  • Support in creation of content for workshops and trainings
  • Development of new workshop concepts
  • Contact to international business model innovator network
  • Communication and coordination of diverse stakeholders (freelancer, university, companies, etc.)


  • Interesting projects for major companies
  • Insights into real life business model innovation cases
  • Exposure to many stakeholders in the innovation area (major companies, startups, coworkings, incubators, universities, freelancer, developer)
  • Flexible working conditions and hours 


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