Thomas Neumann, Research Fellow

Thomas Neumann

Thomas Neumann has been supporting the Borderstep Institute’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship research topic as a Research Fellow.

The start-up coach, scientist and lecturer works at the interface of entrepreneurship theory and business practice. Since April 2017, Thomas has been working 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 is doing his doctorate at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental, Social and Human Sciences at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. His research focuses 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 beach volleyball, stand-up paddling or setting sails, in his free time the Flensburg resident is drawn to and on the fjord.


Thomas Neumann
  • Research Fellow

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