Strascheg Center for Impact in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability are discussed as the driving forces for a new start of the German and European economy. Sustainability is understood as an equal interplay of its ecological, economic and social dimensions. The goal of the Strascheg Center for Impact in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SCIIE), the core area of the former Strascheg Institute for Innovation, Transformation & Entrepreneurship (SITE), is to advance the sustainability-oriented transformation of important industries and sectors that also face major changes with increased resilience. In order to contribute to a sustainable economy, it is not only a matter of technical innovations, but above all of adapting value creation networks and realising new sustainable business models. Our activities aim to anchor the knowledge gained in these fields in the three pillars of research, teaching and further education both at our university and in our international network.


Dr. Jan Christoph Munck-Rieder

Lecturer for innovation management and entrepreneurship

About us


We are the Strascheg Center for Impact in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SCIIE) at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. With a strong focus on practive, we conduct teaching, research, further education and knowledge transfer in the fields of innovation management, sustainable business development, start-ups and entrepreneurial management, thereby empowering the innovation managers and founders of today and tomorrow. We are actively involved in the development of the regional and supra-regional IMPACT, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ecosystem and contribute as a relevant cooperation partner for the corporate world and in the scientific community.

Under the guiding idea “Creating and Managing sustainable Success through Innovation”, the SCIIE focuses on the following key areas

  • Generate Innovation
  • Implement Innovation &
  • Innovation steering.


We offer research, teaching and continuing education in the fields of

  • Innovation Management
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • Start-Up & Entrepreneurial Management
  • Controlling & Performance Measurement


and in doing so provide

Knowledge Building through the development of business concepts, business cases and management implications

  • Focus on relevance in practice
  • Continuous development of the topic portfolio with our partners


Ecosystem Building & Management

  • of the Gründerfabrik Rheingau in cooperation with Geisenheim University and regional partners
  • of the SCIIE with a focus on interregional cooperation


Knowledge transfer & documentation

Our Research

In four areas of research our scientists work together with our partners from science and industry to investigate the conditions, structures, and processes for entrepreneurship and successful innovation:

  • Innovation Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Controlling & Performance Measurement


Although basic research builds the scientific foundation of our work, we consistently ensure that our research findings are application-led. To this end, we cooperate with and maintain an extensive regional, national, and international network of partners from practice and academia. In addition, we actively disseminate our research findings in the scientific community and business practice. For talented researchers seeking a way into science, our center offers exciting opportunities through supporting their publication activities, know-how transfer within our network, and regular attendance at international conferences.


  • Extensive practical course offerings in the areas of Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at EBS Business School.
  • Practical courses on Start-Up & Entrepreneurial Management as well as idea competitions and pitch events as well as competitions in cooperation with the Gründungsfabrik Rheingau
  • Supervision of Bachelor’s / Master’s theses
  • In the area of continuing education: open certificate programmes “Innovation Management for the Manufacturing Industry” and “Corporate Foresight

Network & partner

Learn more about our joint project ‘Gründungsfabrik Rheingau’, our joint initiative with Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences.

To Gründerzentrum

Top research on social, environmental and sustainable issues is conducted by our colleagues at the EBS IMPACT Institute. We are proud to be part of the IMPACT community.

To Impact Institute

The Team


Diane Robers

Professor of Management Practice

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Jan Christoph Munck-Rieder

Lecturer for innovation management and entrepreneurship

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