Nicholas Schwarz


Nicholas Schwarz

Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)

External doctoral


Building: 3011

Kackertstraße 7

52072 Aachen



  • Collaboration in „Open Transfer Index" project

Academic Background:

  • External PhD student at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), RWTH Aachen University (since 09/2022)
  • Master's degree in Management, Organizational Studies and Cultural Theory (M.A.) at the University of St. Gallen (2017-2019)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and semester abroad at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2013-2017)

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Munich with a particular focus on strategy development, innovation and organizational transformations (since 2020)
  • Working experience in public and private sector organizations, including FinTech, Public Sector Consulting, Public Administration and automotive industries

Research Interests:

  • Open innovation
  • External partnerships in innovation and product development process
  • Innovation management