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About the institute

The Institute for Learning and Innovation in Networks (ILIN) at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences aims at bringing together the fields of Networked Innovation and Manufacturing and the more technology-oriented Networked Learning, Knowledge and Competence Development, which become increasingly important in the age of globalisation and global and local networking.

Topics covered are

Networked Innovation and Manufacturing

  • Open Innovation, networked innovation strategies
  • Local and global value chains
  • Offshoring and re-shoring, out- and insourcing strategies
  • Location assessment, Make-or-buy and network evaluation
  • Integrated and agile production systems
  • New business models for Industry 4.0 and the Digital Economy

Networked Learning, Knowledge & Competence Development

  • Enterprise Social Media and Enterprise 2.0
  • Technologies for supporting informal learning in personal and organizational networks
  • Knowledge maturing as perspective on collective knowledge development
  • Agile strategies, methodologies and technologies for handling knowledge, competencies, and innovation
  • Knowledge modelling und context aware systems
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