Building Industry 4.0 – Umdasch Group Ventures develops and protects digital business models with IP-design

The building industry is a very traditional and conservative trade. To develop new digital business models the Umdasch Group founded Umdasch Group Ventures, which is an independent company next to the formwork company Doka with the purpose to develop digital business models and industrialize the building process.

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Digital business model transformation in the construction industry – the success story of Hilti

Kleenex is synonymous with paper tissues, Aspirin with pain killers, Scotch with adhesive tape, and BIC with correction pens. In fact, these brands have lent their names to entire product categories, evoking direct associations with quality and functionality in their target groups’ minds. The Hilti brand has managed to become synonymous with professional and uncompromising rotary hammers, and Hilti tools have become a must-have among tradespeople.

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MIPLM 2017-18, 6th module on business development with IP

Starting with the case studies from Hilti fleet management and Claas 365 FarmNet the MIPLM discussed the new role of IP within digital business models and how IP is integrated in business development in a era of digital transformation. This module was about the impact of business models on corporate structures and the role of business plans in creating new businesses.

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MIPLM 2017-18 – 5th module on leadership and controlling in IP management

People are a key resource for companies in the knowledge economy. So human resource management (HRM) and leadership are core competencies and sources of competitive advantages for IP-driven companies. In the 5th module of the MIPLM in IP management, the participants gained an understanding of staff and people as individuals with varying goals, needs, and motivations.

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German Innovation Award 2018 für WILO Innovation aus MIPLM Fallstudie: Smarteste Pumpe der Welt

Unter dem Motto „Wilo brings the future“ haben sich die Pumpenexperten aus Dortmund beim German Innovation Award 2018 durchsetzen können. Die Stratos MAXO ist die smarteste Heizungspumpe der Welt mit eingebauter Intelligenz, weit jenseits üblicher Hocheffizienzpumpen, so Dr. Markus Beukenberg, CTO von Wilo und Co-Autor der MIPLM Fallstudie WILO.

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Special Issue of les Nouvelles with the European Patent Office on Patent Strategies for SMEs with new MIPLM Case Studies on Industry 4.0

SMEs are a backbone for innovation in Europe. However, many SMEs lack a patent strategy – a phenomenon which has received much scrutiny. The European Patent Office has initiated a project to reveal SME patent strategies and document them for learning from best practice.

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Proof of success: Empirical study of the 360° IP strategy for the Thermomix and its digital ecosystem

The 360° IP strategy for the Thermomix TM5 was consistently and systematically designed in such a way that it covers all key customer benefits in its proprietary IP portfolio. The TM5 is not just a market leader in terms of the physical device, but it is also a dominant design in terms of the entire ecosystem which surrounds it. This means that customer expectations are based on the features and the user experience of the TM5.

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Innovation in medical technology for minimally invasive surgery: IP design as a leadership tool at W.O.M.

W.O.M. is the world leader in some areas of minimally invasive surgery. The company is a typical hidden champion in Germany. In the field of minimally invasive medicine, W.O.M. develops devices and accessories to enable doctors to operate with small incisions. The company develops and produces cameras, insufflators, medical pumps, and tubing, which simplify and facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

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Steuerungs- und Schaltanlagenbau 4.0: Rittal sichert sich mit IP eine zentrale Position in der vernetzten Industrie der Zukunft

Durch konsequente Digitalisierung erreicht Rittal viele Ziele, die bisher kaum möglich erschienen. Die Beschleunigung von Prozessen im Steuerungs- und Schaltanlagenbau, die Erhöhung von Gewinnspannen, die Senkung von Personalkosten und die Verringerung von Lieferzeit wird durch die Digitalisierung bei Rittal möglich. Das Unternehmen begegnet dem enormen Kostendruck in der Branche durch die Digitalisierung der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette und sichert sich diese Position durch IP.

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Schutz von digitalen Geschäftsmodellen im ARRI Innovationsforum

ARRI ist ein Münchener Unternehmen für den Verleih, die Produktion und den Vertrieb digitaler und mechanischer Geräte zur Filmherstellung. ARRI ist der führende Ausrüster für professionelle Kinofilmproduktionen. Das mittelständische Unternehmen erwirtschaftet mit 1.200 Mitarbeitern weltweit gut 300 Mio. Euro Umsatz.

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