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