Areas of expertise
- Innovation management and innovation management systems
- Lean Six Sigma
- Internationalization of SMEs and startups
- Business model development and market entry strategies
Philip Friebel is a research fellow in the Innovation Acceptance unit at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW.
From 2011 to 2014, he worked for the Presse Monitor GmbH as a market analyst conducting market research for internationally operating corporations.
In the period between 2014 and 2017, he worked as a research assistant and deputy head of the Research and Business Accelerator at Fraunhofer IMW. He supported companies (startups, spin-offs, small and medium-sized enterprises) in international projects with individual cooperation and market entry strategies.
Subsequently, he was employed as a research assistant, lecturer and coach at the SEPT Competence Center of Leipzig University until the beginning of 2022. He coordinated international innovation and technology transfer projects and lectured in the areas of innovation management, international marketing and Lean Six Sigma.
Philip Friebel returned to Fraunhofer IMW in April 2022. The focus of his work is on all aspects of innovation management according to international standards, including strategy development, process design and empowerment of employees and management. Philip Friebel is a certified market analyst of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Meyer Industry Research GmbH. He completed the Innovation Readiness Series of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas in Austin, USA. In addition, Philip Friebel underwent the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training of the Dräxlmaier Group (Automotive).