We are CLIC – Center for Leading Innovation & Cooperation.

We conduct transfer-oriented research projects, bringing together academia and practice.

We offer state-of-the-art corporate services with a focus on open innovation, service innovation and interactive value creation. Our clients benefit from our strong international network of innovation researchers and practitioners.


Consulting Services

Profit from our intense support to help you ideate, prototype and evaluate your product or service together with your customers.

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Enrich your decision-making and development processes with studies tailored to your specific innovation needs.

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Interactive Workshops

Get involved with all relevant stakeholders to develop your innovation skills and co-create new solutions.

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ConSensE – Sensor-based support for man and machine

On 16.04.2021 the new project “ConSensE – Advanced Systems Configuration for complexity-reduced sensor-driven development of production systems in the digital age” was officially and virtually launched. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the funding measure “Mastering the Complexity of Sociotechnical Systems – A Contribution to Advanced Systems Engineering for the Value Creation of Tomorrow (PDA_ASE)” in the program “Innovations for Production, Services and Work of Tomorrow”.

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Two female Executive Directors

Since the beginning of the year, the CLIC has a second executive director: Dr. Sandra Dijk. Together with Prof. Dr. Claudia Lehmann, she now forms the dual leadership of the CLIC. Dr. Dijk has already joined the CLIC team in August 2019 and enriches the center with her expertise in services and innovative business models. She embodies exactly the characteristic that distinguishes the CLIC: the combination of practice and research.

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