Our Team


Prof. Dr. Andreas Braun

Innovation Management

Prof. Dr. Andreas Braun is co-founder of Innovation HUB Institute. He has more than ten years of professional experience in small and large companies in Europe and Latin America. His main area of competence is innovation management with a focus on the business model innovation and open innovation. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Potsdam and is currently professor of Business Administration at the BSP Business School Berlin.


  • Braun, A.; Ihl, C., Francesconi, E.; Müller-Seitz, G. (2019) The missed blessings of openness in creative industries – the case of European chef de cuisine (under review)
  • Braun, A. (2019) Business Model Innovation in the Luxuary Furniture Industry, Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler (forthcoming)
  • Braun, A.; Müller-Seitz, G. (2018) Innovationsmanagement in der Spitzengastronomie, Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.

Dr. Rafael Palacios

Technology Transfer and Scientific Organization Management

Dr. Rafael Palacios is co-founder of the Innovation HUB Institute. He has more than ten years of professional experience in companies, universities, research centers and other State institutions both in Europe and in Latin America. His main area of expertise is the transfer of international knowledge and the scientific and technological organization towards innovation. He completed his postgraduate studies (PhD and Post-Doctorate) in Political Science at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. His postgraduate research focused on the field of Public Policies, Innovation Management and the National System of Innovation in Latin America.


  • Palacios, R. (Tentative publication Date: 2019) Government, politics and knowledge: The future of Latin America. Universidad de Guanajuato Book Álvarez-Castañón, L. Rafael P; Jorge, R.
  • Palacios, R; Pilar E, Xochitl C. (Tentative publication: Date: 2019) Effects of technological change on innovation policy and management. International Association for Management of Technology. IAMOT.
  • Álvarez-Castañón, L. and Rafael P. (2017) The innovation system in the mexican Bajío region. Book: Development Paths. Publication of the University of Guanajuato.
  • Estrada, S., Álvarez-Castañón, L., Palacios-Bustamante, R. (2016) Limitations of Latin America innovation systems: Analysis from the creative destruction heuristics. ISS. International Schumpeter Society.