Bernd is a Fulbright scholar and a Ph.D. candidate at Strathclyde Business School, affiliated with the Department of Management Science and the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. His research interests lie in the area of complex systems and the application to entrepreneurship and open innovation. In his doctoral research, he is taking an innovative look at academic entrepreneurship and the impact on both the university and the ecosystem by using system dynamics and agent-based modeling in a hybrid simulation. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Germany) and started his career in the automotive industry. He went on to gain a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the U.S. and worked as a research assistant, which marked the launch of his academic career. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. In addition, he is a trained fire fighter and passionate about connecting people and spreading ideas, particularly regarding the dissemination of research, (technology-based) entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Georg consults in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation and has successfully implemented projects with corporations, non-profit organizations (e.g. UNO), public agencies and startups around the world. He is currently writing his PhD (Academic Entrepreneurship in the US and EU: The impact of social capital on spin-off development) in a collaborative program of the Austrian Institute of Technology and Vienna University of Technology, publishes book articles as well as in peer-reviewed journals and presents on international conferences. Lately he has worked with Stanford’s Startup Accelerator StartX and was Adjunct Professor at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the New York Institute of Technology. Georg majored in International Business from the Vienna University for Economics and Business and attended courses at the University of Western Australia and Harvard University. He started his career at VAMED, one of world’s largest health-service providers. As a passionate traveler he leads educational tours for American groups through Europe and managed a pan-European exchange program for entrepreneurs.