Master thesis on the strategic market positioning of M²OLIE technologies and systems

The M²OLIE (“Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment“) is one of nine Research Campuses in Germany that have been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2012 as part of the “Research Campus – Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Innovation” Initiative. We use a multidisciplinary approach to work towards a common objective: Innovative tumor therapies by the means of medical robot-assisted patient imaging and molecular intervention. 

Based at the University Medical Centre Mannheim, the PPP consists of a consortium of 30 renowned research and industry partners. Among them are Porsche Consulting and the University of Mannheim who are now supporting the consortium to push the developed innovations into the marketplace. Further information can be found at

After eight years of intense work, our innovations are almost market ready. Thus, we are looking for a motivated and talented master student at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation management and information systems who supports us in exploring, preparing and improving our go-to-market phase. The expected activities are:

-    Profound analysis of the elaborated innovations by the research campus in cooperation with the key innovators (medical doctors, mechanical engineers, biotech engineers, and software engineers); 
–    Thorough analysis of the global market landscape with respect to similar or neighboring core innovations;
–    Development of a portfolio concept, that determines and prioritizes the medical product and service strategy of the M2OLIE innovation portfolio for incubating spin-offs.

The project is unique in a way that the innovation height and consortium strength is difficult to find elsewhere. Furthermore, the project will be jointly supervised by Dr. Till Giese, Porsche Consulting ( and Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl, University of Mannheim ( It is our objective to prepare for one or multiple spin-offs in order to transfer our innovations into practice.

If you are interested in this unique master thesis project, please contact Prof. Heinzl or Dr. Giese via email with your short CV and grade excerpt.

Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl                     Dr. Till Giese
University of Mannheim                Porsche Consulting GmbH