The overall objective is the thematic leadership for the ICV in the field of innovation management. For this purpose the expert work group will organize a close cooperation with recognized companies from the business practice, specialized consultations and science. Together we will develop approaches to turn innovation management into a successful tool for corporate management. In the process, the specific role of controlling in setting goals, planning and implementing innovation processes will be worked out. The tasks of the CFO and the controller in these processes will be highlighted.