TUM Research Excellence Award – awarded by The Peter Pribilla Foundation

This bi-annual award is granted with 10,000 € for outstanding research of emerging scholars on the level of post-doctoral researchers as well as early career academics and professors. Contributions may take the form of conceptual, theoretical, methodological or empirical developments. In addition to receiving the prize money, the recipient is recognized at the EURAM Conference and has the opportunity to present his/her research in the prominent setting of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

For the first time, in 2020 the award will be presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). The recipient of the TUM Research Excellence Award 2020 will

  • be recognized at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 3rd – 6th 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • receive a prize money of 10,000 EUR and have the opportunity to present his/her research in the prominent setting of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

Head of the awarding committee: Holger Patzelt (Technical University of Munich)

Past Winners

  • Chuck Easley (Stanford University, School of Engineering) (2018)
  • Linus Dahlander (ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin) (2016)
  • Shaz Ansari (Cambridge Judge Business School – University of Cambridge) (2014)
  • Marc Gruber (EPFL École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) (2012)
  • Jan Marco Leimeister (University of St. Gallen and University of Kassel) (2010)
  • Karim Lakhani (Harvard Business School) (2008)

Peter Pribilla-Stiftung | A Foundation of the Technical University of Munich

Mission

The Peter Pribilla Foundation was founded in 2005 as part of the property of the corporate body of the Technical University of Munich. The foundation supports science, research, and academic teaching in the field of innovation and leadership in accordance with the spirit of its eponym.

The Peter Pribilla Foundation devotes special attention to the upcoming generation of scholars and to networks between academics and practitioners. It sponsors activities that will advance the understanding of the interplay of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership in organizations and markets.

Since the official inception of the Peter Pribilla Foundation, a network of excellence has been developed, whose members meet several times a year. The activities of the foundation enhance the development of personal contacts between practitioners and academics with the aim of creating mutual understanding as well as effective influence on a changing world.

In a world, holding too much varying information, our ambition is to highlight promising new ideas in the context of innovation and leadership.

Main Objectives

  • Supporting research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the fields of leadership and innovation
  • Enhancing the creation of personal contacts between business partners and academics to develop a deeper understanding
  • Publication of a selection of reports that show new ideas in the field of innovation and leadership

Activities

Research Initiative

The research initiative Leadership for Innovation: VISUALIZING THE INVISIBLE, established by the Peter Pribilla Foundation in 2009, aims at connecting, integrating, fostering and visualizing national and international research findings in the field of leadership and innovation. Main focus of the initiative is the visualization of the invisible, intangible and often subconscious that characterizes innovations and their successful leadership, particularly in services, processes and systems.

The initiative brought together 50 research fellows from 12 countries, working in 17 projects from a large variety of research fields, thereby cooperating with diverse business sectors. The research fellows managed to produce an extensive portfolio of solutions in response to the idea of visualizing the invisible, in particular providing decision support for companies as well as making knowledge accessible and transparent for a greater (public) audience. Outcomes range from the presentation of findings in scientific publications to the free and open provision of methods and tools as online content, up to the development of prototypes of IT solutions, such as smartphone apps.

Funding & Networking

Support for young talents and outstanding researchers The Peter Pribilla Foundation devotes special attention to the upcoming generation of scholars and to networks between academics and practitioners. It sponsors activities that will advance the understanding of the interplay of innovation and leadership in organizations and markets. Funding is provided for individual talents at different career stages.

  1. Early stage: Deutschlandstipendium
  2. Intermediate stage: Peter Pribilla Award
  3. Advanced stage: TUM Research Excellence Award

Partners

To find out more, visit http://www.pribilla-stiftung.de/