Prof. Dr. Frank Piller

Academic Director
Executive MBA
Technology Management

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Prof. Dr. Frank Piller

Head of Chair of the Institute for Technology & Innovation Management RWTH Aachen University

Short Biography

His research work has received numerous awards, most recently the PDMA Co-Creation Award or the nomination for the “Innovating Innovation” award from Harvard Business Review and McKinsey. For many years, Prof. Frank Piller has researched the design of customer-centric innovation and value creation processes, the successful management of radical business model innovations and the use of external knowledge for the innovation process. Since mid-2007 he has been full professor for technology and innovation management at RWTH Aachen University. At the RWTH Aachen he is also the Academic Director of the Executive MBA of the RWTH Aachen. He previously worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and the TU Munich. Frank Piller received his doctorate in Mass Customization from the University of Würzburg (2000) and habilitated in 2004 on Open Innovation and User Innovation at the TUM Business School, TU Munich, where he headed the research group “Customer Driven Value Creation” at Prof. Ralf Reichwald’s IOM chair.

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