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Scientific Cooperation Engineering in the Cluster of Excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries at RWTH Aachen University

  • Claudia Jooß
  • Florian Welter
  • Ingo Leisten
  • Anja Richert
  • Anne Kathrin Schaar
  • André Calero Valdez
  • Eva-Maria Nick
  • Ulrich Prahl
  • Ulrich Jansen
  • Wolfgang Schulz
  • Martina Ziefle
  • Sabina Jeschke
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Abstract

Interdisciplinary scientific cooperation plays a decisive role for the generation of new knowledge. The augmenting dynamic and complexity of scientific forms of cooperation require new approaches for interlinking people and knowledge from different disciplines to enable people for succeeding in interdisciplinary cooperation. Concerning the case of the cluster of excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries at RWTH Aachen University this challenge is addressed by cross sectional processes (CSP). CSP are supporting networking processes and strategic cluster development by means of learning and knowledge management. Through cross-sectional activities, a new method for knowledge and organizational development was identified – scientific cooperation engineering. It aspires to support the transfer of highly complex, dynamic and interdisciplinary research cooperation into sustainable and robust structures. The design of scientific cooperation engineering will be outlined in this position paper.

Keywords

Knowledge and Cooperation Engineering Interdisciplinary Innovation Management Diversity Management Performance Measurement 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was performed as part of the cluster of excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries, which is funded by the excellence initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Jooß
    • 1
  • Florian Welter
    • 1
  • Ingo Leisten
    • 1
  • Anja Richert
    • 1
  • Anne Kathrin Schaar
    • 2
  • André Calero Valdez
    • 2
  • Eva-Maria Nick
    • 2
  • Ulrich Prahl
    • 2
  • Ulrich Jansen
    • 3
  • Wolfgang Schulz
    • 3
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 2
  • Sabina Jeschke
    • 1
  1. 1.IMA/ZLW & IfURWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für KommunikationswissenschaftRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILTAachenGermany

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