Beyond the pure research, Michael Sühling is also interested in management and innovation issues
in today's modern, technology-based industry. To bridge the border between the laboratory
and industry, he took part in the Ph.D. course "Technology, Innovation and Leadership"
that was given by Prof. Bill George.
Based on case studies of leading American and European high tech companies, the influence of
innovation and technology strategies on the business was explored.
Michael Sühling took also part in the joined MBA/Ph.D. course "Revolution in the
Life Sciences" at the
International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne.
In an interdisciplinary team of Ph.D. and MBA students, the impact of the emerging biotechnology
sector to today's industry such as "Big Pharma" was analyzed and discussed. As part of
the program, a research project was conducted at the biotechnology company
Serono, Geneva, Switzerland; the project focused on the analysis
of Serono's research and development process.