Stefan Genennig was awarded with this year´s Fritz and Maria Hofmann prize for his master thesis „Value Co-Creation in a Service System for Open Innovation”. The thesis was advised by Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein and Dr. Julia Jonas and addresses the process of value creation at JOSEPHS® - Die Service-Manufaktur. The findings of the empirical case study present inspiring insights and constitute great potential for theoretical and practical transfer. The Fritz and Maria Hofmann foundation encourages research and science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and awards, besides other activities, an annual price for outstanding theses. We congratulate Stefan Genennig, who is meanwhile also a member of the Wi1 team.