Spin-Offs and Affiliated Companies

We strive to transfer our research into practice. Over the last years, Frank PIller has been involved into co-founding a number of companies, In others, he serves as a corporate advisor, board member, or investor. These connections also inspire our research, as they provide unique access to experiences and data.

thinkconsultSince 1999, think consult has been providing consulting services in the areas of Open Innovation, Process Optimization and Concept Testing for major companies, amongst them many German DAX-30 corporations. Services range from concept design to implementation and interim management. Additionally, think consult provides workshops and executive trainings within their areas of expertise.

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CompetivationTo better meet the needs of industry, some years ago we have founded the innovation consulting specialist Competivation Consulting. Managed by Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller and Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Servatius, who has more than 30 years of top-level consulting experience in leadership positions of international consultancies, Competivation provides excellent management consulting and leadership training for medium and large companies.

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logo3Simucate is a spin-off of RWTH Aachen University that produces best-in-class business simulations for medium to large companies, universities, chambers of industry and commerce and other institutions that need flexibility, reliability and cost-efficiency in adult education. Based on two basic simulations that have been developed for use in major economics classes at RWTH Aachen University, simucate can concept and produce nearly all sorts of individual simulations and MOOCs.

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HyveHYVE offers a unique open innovation approach leading to successful, customer-centered innovations. The international team combines excellent skills and competences in the fields of innovation management, market research, innovation design, product development, as well as software solutions for idea management and online communities.

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dialego

Since 1999 Dialego offers 100% online market research services for virtually any branch of trade throughout the world. Flexible, fast and fun to work with, Dialego takes great pride in its exciting new methods that engage consumers in playful tasks and deliver visually intuitive reports to their clients.

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doob

DOOB opens new dimensions. They scan, model and 3D-print the world´s greatest 3D-figurines of you and your loved ones.

Enter their DOOBLICATOR-Scanning Dome and get scanned in a blink of an eye to create your very own 3D-Model. Get a Live-Scan in 0,01 seconds then have yourself 3D-printed in color or monochrome. Your personal DOOB is available in various sizes from 10 cm up to life- size.

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