Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem

Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Brem (born 1979) studied business administration with a major in entrepreneurship at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). After graduating in 2004, he co-founded the consultancy firm VEND consulting with three fellow students which was nominated for the Bavarian Entrepreneurship Award and won the Franconian Entrepreneurship Award. At the same time, he was employed as a research associate at FAU, where he completed his doctoral degree 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 and won the nationwide Science4Life Entrepreneurship competition and the Business Plan Competition of northern Bavaria.

From 2011 to 2014 Alexander Brem held an assistant 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.

Since December 2016, Alexander Brem holds the Chair of Technology Management at FAU which is located at the Nuremberg Campus of Technology. He is a CCSR international research associate at DeMontfort University (UK) and a visiting professor at the EADA Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and HHL Graduate School of Management (Germany).

Research Interest

The research activity at the Chair of technology Management concentrates on the Management of R&D in technology oriented companies. This contains research fields like Idea Management, Constraint-based Innovation, User Innovation as well as Technology Entrepreneurship. He is Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing and the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. Moreover, he is serving on several Editorial Boards, e.g. for Technological Forecasting and Social Change or IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

You can find further information on the Chair’s research activities here.


Please find information on lectures, seminars and theses in the BSc and MSc programs here.

Selected published work





  • 2018: IEEE Senior Member (IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2017: Publons Peer Review Award 2017 (Publons)
  • 2017: 2017 Highly Commended Paper Award for European Journal of Innovation Management: Literati Network Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
  • 2014: 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award for Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: Literati Network Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
  • 2013: ISPIM Scientific Panel Award Winner 2013
  • 2010: Winner Science4life Business Plan Competition (with Agrolytix)
  • 2010: Winner Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria (with Agrolytix)
  • 2009: Nomination Bavarian Entrepreneurs Award (Bayerischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)
  • 2009: Winner Franconian Entrepreneurs Award (Mittelfränkischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)