Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem

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    NCT - Fürther Str. 246c - Auf AEG Haus 11, 2. OG
    90429 Nürnberg
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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).

His primary research interest is technology and innovation management with a special focus on interdisciplinary links to creativity and entrepreneurship.

Selected published work





  • 2017: 2017 Highly Commended Paper Award for European Journal of Innovation Management: Literati Network Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
  • 2017: Publons Peer Review Award 2017 (Publons)
  • 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 (Emerald)
  • 2010: Winner Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria (with Agrolytix) (Emerald)
  • 2010: Winner Science4life Business Plan Competition (with Agrolytix) (Emerald)
  • 2009: Winner Franconian Entrepreneurs Award (Mittelfränkischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting) (Emerald)
  • 2009: Nomination Bavarian Entrepreneurs Award (Bayerischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting) (Emerald)