Triggered by commonalities in research and teaching approaches, six formerly independent research groups within the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University joined forces establishing the TIME Research Area. These are:
- Professor Brettel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WIN)
- Professor Hopp: Technology Entrepreneurship (TEN)
- Professor Paluch: Service and Technology Marketing (STM)
- Professor Piller: Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)
- Professor Salge: Innovation, Strategy, and Organization (ISO) and
- Professor Wentzel: Marketing (MAR)
Jointly, these research groups within TIME employ close to 90 staff members and supervise more than 45 doctoral dissertation projects.