Skip to content

Philip Meier

Philip Meier joined HIIG in March 2018 and since then has been a researcher in the SME 4.0 project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Within the project, Philip conducts a study on the application of digital technologies in SMEs and develops need-based qualification formats on the basis of the gathered insights. He is also active as an external lecturer at various universities, such as the BI Business School in Oslo, and as a freelance consultant with firms like Ecodynamics, Axel Springer Consulting Group, or Peregrine Technologies.

Philip studied automotive engineering (B.Eng.) and innovation management (MBA) at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfsburg and Braunschweig. In addition to his work as a research associate, he is a doctoral student at the Institute for Electronic Business under Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer. As part of his dissertation, Philip is investigating governance and business model development of digital platforms in B2B markets. Philip has been invited as a guest researcher to the University of St. Gallen (2018) and Stanford University (2019).

Prior to his research at HIIG, Philip gained practical experience in the Group Digitalization Department at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, where he was responsible for business model development in the context of Industry 4.0.

Philip Meier


Researcher: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society


Philip Meier

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Trischler, M., Meier, P., & Trabucchi, D. (2021). Digital Platform Tactics: How To Implement Platform Strategy Over Time. Journal of Business Models, 9(1), 67-76. DOI: 10.5278/jbm.v9i1.5908 Publication details

Friederici, N., Meier, P., & Gümüşay, A. A. (2020). An opportunity for inclusion? Digital platform innovation in times of crisis. Pioneers Post. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Meier, P. (2021). Digital Platforms as Drivers of Innovation. In V. Nestle, P. Glauner, & Philipp Plugmann (Eds.), Creating Innovation Spaces – Impulses for Start-ups and Established Companies in Global Competition/Management for Professionals (pp. 183-191). Basel, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. Publication details

Meier, P. (2018). Digitale Plattformen als Innovationstreiber. In P. Plugmann (Ed.), Innovationsumgebungen gestalten. Impulse für Start-ups und etablierte Unternehmen im globalen Wettbewerb (pp. 207-217). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Publication details

Working paper

Krell, T., Braesemann, F., Stephany, F., Friederici, N., & Meier, P. (2020). A Mixed-Method Landscape Analysis of SME-focused B2B Platforms in Germany. Social Science Research Network. Publication details

Other publications

Meier, P. (2020). Berliner KI-Ökosystem im europäischen Vergleich auf Augenhöhe mit London und Paris. ki-berlin Blog. Publication details

Meier, P., Friederici, N. (2019). Den Blick weiten: Digitalisierung im Mittelstand. Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

An exploration for value capture mechanisms in platform-orchestrated networks
International Conference on Design and Technology. Technion, Haifa, Israel: 18.06.2019 Further information

Philip Meier

The Platformization of Everything
Presentation. Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley, USA: 22.04.2019 Further information

Philip Meier

Kooperation zwischen Startups und Mittelstand
Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Regionalkonferenz Berlin. Gemeinsam digital: Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum. Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany: 08.11.2018

Philip Meier

Geschäftsmodelle auf digitalen Plattformen
CEBIT 2018. BMWi. CEBIT, Hannover, Germany: 12.06.2018

Philip Meier

Organisation of events

Digitaler Salon: KI – Die Letzte räumt das Internet auf
31.03.2021. Livestream, Berlin, Deutschland (National) Further information

Natasha Vukajlovic, Philip Meier, Christian Grauvogel

Policy Co-Creation Workshop
17.06.2020. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Federal Ministry of Finance (National)

Tina Krell, Nicolas Friederici, Philip Meier

Media appearances

Relaunch - Konferenz am 17. und 18. Februar 2020 in Berlin: Antworten auf brennende Fragen der Digitalisierung (20.01.2020). Finanz-Nachrichten
Further information

Wie verdienen digitale Plattformen ihr Geld? (20.09.2019). digital publishing report
Further information