I am an Associate Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics (section Entrepreneurship), Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL), European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) and I have been a visiting researcher at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. I hold a PhD in Business Economics from EBS Business School and a MSc in Business Administration from the University of Jena. My research focuses on the financing of sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, corresponding organizational, legal and institutional arrangements as well as the political environment required for a transition towards a green economy. I regularly publish my work in leading innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, climate and energy journals as well as reports. I teach in the areas of sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, innovation policy and qualitative research methods. From 2021 onwards I coordinate the master program ‘Business & Social Impact’.

Scientific expertise

  • Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable innovation
  • (Social) Entrepreneurship
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Venture Capital
  • Innovation Intermediaries
  • Innovation Systems
  • Innovation Policy