University of cologne - Business School

Digital Innovation Capstone Project


To cap off your learning experience, the Capstone Project will enable you to apply your new knowledge to a real incompany digital innovation challenge. You will be tasked with identifying and analysing a digital innovation challenge or an opportunity your organisation is facing. Your objective is then to design and deliver a digital innovation solution.



Your ultimate deliverable will be a pitch of your proposed digital innovation solution and business case. We will carry out the pitch in a simulation “Innovation Dragon’s Den” session, where simulated prospective investors will scrutinise digital innovation problem solution, examine your idea development, business model and implementation plan, to make a decision whether to proceed and invest in your digital innovation solution.

Key Benefits

The learning outcome of the Capstone Project is an implementable solution to a real-world digital innovation challenge in your own organisation. The project will also allow you to reflect on the experiences of becoming a leader in a digital innovation project. Therefore, the Capstone Project offers an opportunity to apply your newly acquired approaches and techniques.

Learning Objectives

The learning objective is to translate the learned concepts and theories of this programme into action in a systematic and holistic manner, focusing both on the digital innovation challenge and its potential solution.


Prof. Dr Jan Recker

Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne

Prof. Recker is the most accomplished business and management researcher under 40 years of age according to a ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche. He is Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne, and Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School in Brisbane, Australia. In 2018 he was also made the youngest ever AIS Fellow. His research and teaching covers issues in design and processes surrounding digital innovation, digital transformation and sustainability in a digital world. He is one of the most published information systems academics of all time. He has worked with several of the largest and smallest organizations on how they respond to the digital innovation challenge.

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