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Robin Bürger

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Dr. Robin Bürger

Head of Unit, Innovation Financing

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-136

Fax +49 341 231039-20136

Specializations

 

  • Applied crowdfunding research and participatory financial instruments 
  • Scientific monitoring of crowdfunding campaigns and internatinal project management

Professional Development

Dr. Robin Bürger joined the Leipzig Fraunhofer IMW in 2010 as a research associate and has headed the Innovation Financing Unit since 2015. He studied business management with a focus on public finance and international marketing at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, graduating with a degree in business management in 2007. In 2010, he completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena in the area of entrepreneurship & innovation financing. Besides working on scientific publications and practical application-oriented work in his field of expertise, he also headed the Fraunhofer IMW's international innovation transfer project PRESOURCE. Its objective was to improve the financial framework conditions for the cross-border transfer of innovation. He is currently developing a new instrument for the early involvement of venture capital providers into extra-university research institution innovation processes as part of the “Matching Concept“ (BMBF) project team. Another application-oriented project, crowdFANding, won the 2016 Innovationspreis Thüringen's people's choice award and was successfully replicated in 2017 with the fan project of the FSV Mainz 05. As a banking professional, Dr. Bürger has many years of experience in the field of innovation financing. He is also an active member of the European Crowdfunding Network, the FGF-Arbeitskreis Gründungs- und Mittelstandsfinanzierung and works as an expert assessor for Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V.

Publications

Rockel, J./Bürger, R./Riemer, A./Keppler, L. (2014). Innovative financing instruments for eco-innovation in Central Europe: Policy recommendations. Conference Paper. Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Internationales Management und Wissensökonomie (Fraunhofer IMW). Leipzig.

Rettberg, B. von/Bürger, R./Egusquiza, A./Gandini, A./Kaiser, U./Lück, K./Rodriguez-Maribona, I./Schindler, C./Schumacher, P. (2013). EFFESUS – energy efficiency for EU historic districts sustainability. Hauser, G./Eßig, N. (Hrsg): Implementing sustainability – barriers and chances. Sustainable Building Conference, April 24-26, 2013. Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, Stuttgart, S. 805-812.

Urbig, D./Bürger, R./Patzelt, H./Schweizer, L. (2013). Investor Reactions to New Product Development Failures: The Moderating Role of Product Development Stage. The Journal of Management, 39(4), S. 985-1015.

Behrens, J./Patzelt, H./Schweizer, L./Bürger, R. (2012). Specific managerial human capital, firm age, and venture capital financing of biopharmaceutical ventures: A contingency approach. The Journal of High Technology Management Research, 23(2), S. 112-121.

Bürger, R./Patzelt, H./Schweizer, L. (2009). Buffering the failure of new product development projects: A multi-level approach. Zacharakis, A. (Hrsg): Frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2009. Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual entrepreneurship research conference. Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson Park. 

Innovative financing concept: Regional infrastructure financing via crowd. G-Forum annual conference: 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Kassel, Oktober 8 – 9, 2015. (in German)

Boosting Nanotechnology Innovation – Wie die Nanotechnologiebranche mit Hilfe der Crowd Innovationen realisiert. Crowdfunding-Konferenz, IFM Bonn, April 15, 2015. (in German)

Support structures and instruments for SME in Central Europe: Conclusions from ACT CLEAN transnational agenda. ACT CLEAN Conference: Central Europe on the path to resource efficiency, Berlin, Germany, October 13-14, 2011.

The role of patents in the context of new product development failures. (presented by co-author, D. Urbig) Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, USA, August 12-16, 2011.

Good news, firm resources, and effective communication of new product development failure. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-10, 2010.

The Role of Management in Dealing with New Product Development Failures in High Technology New Firms. (presented by co-author, D. Urbig) Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9-12, 2010.

Buffering the Negative Effects of Failure of New Product Development Projects. 13. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zur Gründungsforschung, Leipzig, Germany, October 29-30, 2009.

Buffering the failure of new product development projects: A multi-level approach. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson Park, MA, USA, June 3-6, 2009.

Bürger, R. crowdFANding als Vermarktungsinstrument im Sport. Workshop im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Vermarktung im Profisport". SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, 2. November 2016, Heidelberg. (in German)

Bürger, R./Wortmann, S.F./Willfort, R. crowdFANding als aktives Beteiligungsmodell im Sport. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz: 20. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand zum Leitthema „Geschäftsmodell-Innovationen“. HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management, 6. Oktober 2016, Leipzig. (in German)

Bürger, R./Rockel, J. Green Finance – International Research Perspective. UNIDO-Workshop: "Financing SMEs in developing countries". United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 23. September 2016, Wien.

Bürger, R. Crowdfunding als alternatives Finanzierungsinstrument. DLR-Expertenworkshop: Alternative Wege der Finanzierung von Inventionen und Innovationen aus außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), 15. Dezember 2015, Bonn. (in German)

Graaf, D. de/Dorer, C./Bürger, R. Ressourceneffizienz in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) – EU-Projekt PRESOURCE. AL-Vortrag: Instrumente zur Finanzierung von Ressourceneffizienzmaßnahmen. Umweltbundesamt (UBA), 2. Dezember 2015, Dessau-Roßlau. (in German)

Bürger, R. Innovative Financing Instruments for Eco-Innovation in Central Europe. Transnational Workshop on Innovative Financing Instruments, 9. Oktober 2014, Wien.

Bürger, R. Support structures and instruments for SME in Central Europe: Conclusions from ACT CLEAN transnational agenda. ACT CLEAN Conference: Central Europe on the path to resource efficiency, 13. Oktober 2011, Berlin.

Urbig, D./Bürger, R. The role of patents in the context of new product development failures. Academy of Management Conference. Academy of Management, 12. August 2011, San Antonio.

Bürger, R. Good news, firm resources, and effective communication of new product development failure. Academy of Management Conference. Academy of Management, 6. August 2010, Montreal.

Urbig, D./Bürger, R. The Role of Management in Dealing with New Product Development Failures in High Technology New Firms. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College, 9. Juni 2010, Lausanne.

Bürger, R. Buffering the Negative Effects of Failure of New Product Development Projects. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz: 13. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zur Gründungsforschung. Universität Leipzig/Penta Hotel Leipzig, 29. Oktober 2009, Leipzig.