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GREINER TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

GREINER TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Radical innovation requires agility and courage, because success is harder to predict than ever before. New technologies such as blockchain services, sensors and 3D printing open up new and unprecedented opportunities. However, the development of these technologies also means that new competitors are emerging and underlying business models are frequently subject to change.

During the preceding years, the group‘s innovation center, Greiner Technology & Innovation, has consolidated the organizational framework for a holistic, ambidextrous innovation strategy and has methodologically defined the different stages from the fuzzy front end to the (possible) integration into the group.

GREINER TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Radical innovation requires agility and courage, because success is harder to predict than ever before. New technologies such as blockchain services, sensors and 3D printing open up new and unprecedented opportunities.

However, the development of these technologies also means that new competitors are emerging and underlying business models are frequently subject to change.

During the preceding years, the group‘s innovation center, Greiner Technology & Innovation, has consolidated the organizational framework for a holistic, ambidextrous innovation strategy and has methodologically defined the different stages from the fuzzy front end to the (possible) integration into the group.

“In our group, we work constantly on the steady, step-by-step improvement of the extant, which constitutes incremental innovation. Conversely, Greiner Technology & Innovation makes an important contribution, when radical, disruptive technologies and business models are the issue.“

 

 Axel Kühner, CEO Greiner AG

THE GREINER OPPORTUNITY FUNNEL

This is the framework deployed by Greiner Technology & Innovation to assess future trends, understand waves of change, and to capture the pearls in a blurred ocean of information and players.

Opportunities

Validation

Potential Analysis

Group Research

Incubation

Opportunities

The first step in this regard is the anticipative search for weak signals and hence the early detection of chances that could lead to fresh success potential, which Greiner designates as “Opportunities”. Greiner Technology & Innovation clusters these uncategorized opportunities in technology areas and subsequently submits them to over a hundred scientific and industrial experts for evaluation. The top ranked technologies are then included in the Greiner Signals Radar.

Validation

The Greiner Signals Radar is a growing and dynamic tool that attempts to capture technologies of the greatest relevance for Greiner. It is an inspirational aid that supports group strategy and search field identification in several group business areas.

Some of the thirty technologies that we launched via the Greiner Signals Radar during 2018 were selected by experts from our Divisions and the Strategic Management Meeting. As these appeared to be the most important technologies from a current perspective, Greiner Technology & Innovation carried out technological deep dives, or so-called potential analyses.

Potential Analysis

At this stage, we identify the research institutes that are leaders in the various fields and outline both present research trends and the barriers to adoption. An overview of markets and players and a description of potential business models within Greiner are also provided and last, but not least, Greiner Technology & Innovation offers recommendations for further activities.

Group Research

After providing deep insights in a specific technology, the executive board at Greiner selects between 2 and 3 technologies and commissions a Group Research Initiative to Greiner Technology & Innovation. In 2018 the main topics were “Polytronics” and “Additive Manufacturing”, while the 2019 focus was on “Artificial Intelligence”.

A group research topic becomes then the Leit motiv of the year that drives most of our projects and initiatives at Greiner Technology & Innovation.

Incubation
At this stage, Greiner Innoventures cooperates with start-ups for the concrete development of outside the core business and their scalability. With its corporate Incubator, Greiner provides the framework and the resources to collaboratively work with entrepreneurs.  We combine our expertise and strengths with the visionary and creative approaches of start-ups. Under this roof, we try out new technologies while diminishing risk, we speed up development cycles and to push technologies until they reach maturity.

THE TEAM

Meet the Greiner Technology & Innovation Team

We are a colourful mix of expierences, cultures and professional backgrounds

but we have something in common: we don´t like things as they´ve always been

 

Managing Director

Hannes Möseneder

Innovation Management

Maria Jose Molina Bravo

Digital Transformation Projects

Julian Helm

Marketing & Communications

Agnes Hofstätter

Head of Corporate Incubation

Philipp Kranewitter

Innovation Management

Ursula Minichmayr

Corporate Engineering

Stefanie Painsith

Managing Director

Hannes Möseneder

Hannes Möseneder leads Greiner Technology & Innovation since the foundation of the group’s innovation hub.

Due to his many years of experience in various management functions at Greiner, he has a large network and an understanding of the different requirements of the industries Greiner serves. Equally important to him is the exchange with other – larger – companies regarding the challenges of innovation management.

Innovation Management

Maria Jose Molina Bravo

My main task is to create the strategic frame of reference for innovation processes and projects at Greiner.  Hence, terms such as innovation portfolio or innovation performance are part of my daily role. When not tackling an innovation issue, I might be dancing, trying a handstand, walking on the Alps or the Andes, or simply reading a good story.

Digital Transformation Projects

Julian Helm

Julian Helm is passionate about new and established technologies in the field of digital business transformation. Part of his daily work is to discover and validate new chances and possibilities of the available technologies, which can create considerable added value for Greiner.

This may lead to the emergence of new business models and improved collaboration in the future.

Marketing & Communications

Agnes Hofstätter

Agnes Hofstätter is responsible for Marketing & Communications. She takes care that the world stays informed about all the many and very diverse topics GTI is dealing with. Agnes loves and actively plays music, enjoys her free time while horseback riding or hiking in the mountains of the Salzkammergut.

Head of Corporate Incubation

Philipp Kranewitter

Philipp Kranewitter is the connecting element between the start-up world and the corporate world at INNOVENTURES – Greiner’s own corporate incubator. He is continuously searching for innovative ideas and new ventures. Do you have an innovative idea which transforms new technologies into a new venture? Just contact him now!

Innovation Management

Ursula Minichmayr

Ursula’s main responsibility is the Greiner Future Hunters Network, the worldwide connection of Greiner R&D Experts, innovators and early adopters. In her privacy, family, gardening and cooking are her constants. She is a passionate about travelling and skiing in winter.

Corporate Engineering

Stefanie Painsith

Stefanie Painsith is a technology enthusiast and a perfectionist at heart. She coordinates projects that drive Greiner’s innovative product- and process solutions – currently she is working with the LIT Factory and its COMET center CHASE on frontier production technologies and on generating new pathways in recycling and is exploring the many possibilities of additive manufacturing.

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GREINER FUTURE HUNTERS

Sensing signals of change with a network of experts around the globe

The Greiner Future Hunters Network (GFHN) is an exclusive worldwide network of Greiner employees who defined themselves as innovators, future thinkers and early adopters. More than 100 future hunters around the world work with us in the realms of science and technology, business, innovation, arts, design and culture to find out indications of change or the so-called weak signals.

With our network, we collect and evaluate a bright range of signals, emerging trends, technologies, concepts and business models. This broad set of information allow us to better understand drivers of change and potential disruptive developments from a global perspective.

The Greiner Future Hunters Network (GFHN) is an exclusive worldwide network of Greiner employees who defined themselves as innovators, future thinkers and early adopters. More than 100 future hunters around the world work with us in the realms of science and technology, business, innovation, arts, design and culture to find out indications of change or the so-called weak signals.

With our network, we collect and evaluate a bright range of signals, emerging trends, technologies, concepts and business models. This broad set of information allow us to better understand drivers of change and potential disruptive developments from a global perspective.

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