TUM Research Excellence Award – awarded by The Peter Pribilla Foundation
The bi-annual Research Excellence Award of the Peter Pribilla Foundation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) honors significant scholarly contributions that advance our knowledge and understanding in the field of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Significant scholarly contributions may take the form of conceptual, theoretical, methodological, or empirical developments. Emerging scholars at the level of postdoctoral researchers as well as early career academics and tenure-track professors are eligible for the award. Typically, the award honors an entire body of research rather than individual contributions (e.g., individual articles or books).
The award will be presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). The recipient of the TUM Research Excellence Award 2024 will
- be recognized at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 5th – 8th 2024 at TUM in Munich, Germany
- receive a prize money of 10,000 EUR
- have the opportunity to present their research in the prominent setting of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
Head of the awarding committee: Nicola Breugst (Technical University of Munich)
- 2022: Daniel Armanios (University of Oxford, Saïd Business School)
- 2020: Laura Huang (Harvard Business School)
- 2018: Chuck Eesley (Stanford University, School of Engineering)
- 2016: Linus Dahlander (ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin)
- 2014: Shaz Ansari (Cambridge Judge Business School – University of Cambridge)
- 2012: Marc Gruber (EPFL École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Peter Pribilla-Stiftung | A Foundation of the Technical University of Munich
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.
- 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
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.
- Early stage: Deutschlandstipendium
- Intermediate stage: Peter Pribilla Award
- Advanced stage: TUM Research Excellence Award