What will it take within Innoventures to identify promising candidates like Zeroplast or Matr?
Kohner: Enough time to research, away from the demands of daily work and of course to think outside the box.
“As CEO, I sometimes have to protect Innoventures from myself and my claims to competence,” I said. How often do you usually do this?
Kohner: If the positive clearly outweighs the negative, it’s easy. This is even more true in the wake of the strategic reorganization currently being undertaken by Greiner Innoventures.
The management of Greiner Innoventures has recently changed…
Kohner: I am convinced that Roland Riebel is the right managing director for the strategic reorganization. In the future, the Innovation Center will focus more closely on questions from divisional companies and customers. Roland Riepl brings valuable experience from his time at Greiner Bio-One as well as extensive innovation management experience.
When will the time come to link Zeroplast and its innovations more closely to the core organization – and what risks does this pose?
Kohner: Physical development must be completed to the point where a stable technological foundation is established. A divided company or other partner can build on this in the next step.
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