Dr. Thomas Neumann supports the research area Sustainable Entrepreneurship of the Borderstep Institute as a Senior Researcher. The start-up coach, scientist and lecturer works at the interface of entrepreneurship theory and business practice.
From 2017 – 2023, Thomas worked as a research associate at the Jackstädt-Zentrum Flensburg at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences and the European University Flensburg. As head of the research and transfer area Green/Impact Entrepreneurship, Thomas Neumann established the Dock1 Green Entrepreneurship Incubator at the Flensburg campus. He also played an active role in establishing the cross-border VentureWærft initiative and StartUp SH e.V. In his function as a start-up consultant, mentor and coach, Thomas has been able to supervise well over 300 start-up projects.
At the same time, Thomas was doing his doctorate at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental, Social and Human Sciences at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. His research focused on micro- and macroeconomic impact measurement of sustainable start-ups (Sustainable Entrepreneurship).
Since 2018, Thomas Neumann has been sharing his theoretical and practical experience on a part-time basis in his lectures in the field of sustainable innovation, entrepreneurship and green entrepreneurship.
Before starting his academic career, Thomas Neumann completed a voluntary ecological year in his hometown Oldenburg. At Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Mauritius and the European University of Flensburg, he studied industrial engineering with a focus on energy and environmental management. Flensburg University of Applied Sciences repeatedly honored him with the Deutschlandstipendium. The Society for Energy and Climate Protection Schleswig-Holstein awarded him the EKSH doctoral scholarship.
Whether it’s beach volleyball, stand-up paddling or setting sails, Thomas is drawn to the water in his spare time.
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