Sabine Brunswicker is an innovation researcher and advisor with a particular focus on open and collaborative innovation. Her research is inspired by real world phenomena and informs both academics as well as practitioners. She serves as Head of Open Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering of the Fraunhofer Society and is a Senior Research Fellow at Esade Business School at Ramon Llul University in Barcelona. She holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering and Management Science (dual degree), a Master of Commerce with a specialization in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a Doctorate of Engineering in the area of innovation management.Sabine’s general research interests lie in understanding collaborative models of innovation and value creation in today’s global and digital economy. Sabine is particularly interested in understanding how information and communication technologies afford new modes and outcomes of innovation and value creation. She maintains an active network with industry partners through joint action research projects, both with SMEs as well as global firms such as SAP, Philips, or Porsche. Further, she closely interacts with the European Commission and is a member of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) of DG Connect.