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Technology and Innovation Management
User and Open Innovation
Alexander Brem (born 1979 in Bad Kötzting, Bavaria) studied business administration with a major in entrepreneurship at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). After graduating in 2004 (Dipl.-Kfm.), he co-founded the consultancy firm VEND consulting with three fellow students. At the same time, he was employed as a research associate at FAU, where he completed his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in 2007.
From 2007 to 2011, he worked full-time at VEND consulting, both as managing director and as consultant focusing on high-tech companies. In this period, he joined the founding team of the biotech-startup Agrolytix as CEO.
From 2011 to 2014 Alexander Brem held a junior professorship at FAU. Afterwards, he was appointed Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Mads Clausen Institute of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Here, he was also head of the interdisciplinary section SDU Innovation and Design Engineering.
From December 2016 to December 2019, Alexander Brem was holding the Chair of Technology Management at FAU. Since January 2020, he is Endowed Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship in Technology and Digitalization, funded through the Daimler Fund of the Stifterverband, and Institute Director at the University of Stuttgart.
His current internal and external affiliations are summarized in the following, as well as his editorships and awards/honors.
Honorary Professor (Adj.-Prof.) at the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Cyber Valley Professor
International Research Associate at the DeMontford University (UK)
Board Member of the Research Center of Technological Innovation at the Tsinghua University (China)
Elected Member-at-Large IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Technologie-Lizenz-Büro (TLB) der Baden-Württembergischen Hochschulen GmbH
Initiator and Deputy Chairman of the Board at quer.kraft - the innovation association e.V.
Visiting Professor at the EADA Business School (Spain), among others
Professor at Faculty 10 (Management, Economics and Social Sciences) and co-opted Professor at Faculty 7 (Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering)
Graduate School of Excellence Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME) Scientific Member
Master (tech) Intra-Entrepreneurship Study Affairs Board Member
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM),
Associate Editor, Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC)
Department Editor, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE TEM)
2020: Listing among the most-research intensive Business and Management Professors in German speaking countries 2016-2020 (Wirtschaftswoche, ETH Zürich, University of Düsseldorf)
2020: Outstanding Reviewer Award for Competitiveness Review: Literati Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
2019: Medical Valley Award (with Section of Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine at Universitätsklinik Erlangen)
2019: Listing among the most-research intensive Business and Management Professors in German speaking countries 2014-2018 (Handelsblatt, ETH Zürich, University of Düsseldorf)
2019: Best Paper Award „Innovation Management“ 2019 (EBS Universität, Strascheg Institut für Innovation, Transformation und Entrepreneurship)
2019: Publons Peer Review Award (Clarivate)
2018: IEEE Senior Member Elevation (IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
2018: Renate-Wittern-Sterzel-Preis der FAU (Gleichstellungspreis) (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
2018: Publons Peer Review Award (Clarivate)
2018: Best Paper Award 2018 (Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity and Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
2017: Publons Peer Review Award (Clarivate)
2017: Highly Commended Paper Award for European Journal of Innovation Management: Literati Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
2014: Highly Commended Paper Award for Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: Literati Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
2013: ISPIM Scientific Panel Award Winner (International Society for Professional Innovation Management)
2010: Winner Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria (with Agrolytix)
2010: Winner Science4life Business Plan Competition (with Agrolytix)
2010: University Founder Award (with Agrolytix)
2009: Nomination Bavarian Entrepreneurs Award (Bayerischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)
2009: Winner Franconian Founders Award (Mittelfränkischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)