Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring

Stefanie Bröring
© Uni Bonn

Head of Chair

Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship


Phone: +49 (0) 228 73 3500

Research interests

  • Strategic Technology- and Innovation Management, focus  on sustainable innovations, bioeconomy
  • Convergence: From converging knowledge fields through new value chains to "hybrid" borderline products
  • Technology-based Ventures, Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition 

Professional development

Since 2013

Chair for Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, ILR, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn


Managing Director for the Bonn location of the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSc) (2014-2018)

Guest researcher at the NIKOS department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Management (NIKOS-ESIM) of the University of Twente (Netherlands)


Professor of Food Chain Management, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück


long distance course, University of Hagen, „Intellectual Property Rights“, (during parental leave)


Head of Strategic Marketing, BRÖRING Unternehmensgruppe, Dinklage


Head of Competence Center Agribusiness, Rölfs Partner Management Consultants, Düsseldorf


Project Manager “bio-based renewables”, Degussa (Evonik) AG, Science to Business Center Bio


Research Assitant, Univ. Münster, Institute of Business Administration at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Jens Leker, PhD-Thesis (Dr. rer. pol.) „The front-end of innovation in converging industries: The case of nutraceuticals and functional foods” (summa cum laude)


DAAD- Fellow, Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Innovation and Technology Management, Kanada


Stagiaire: European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection (SANCO), Brussels.


Studies: Business Administration at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and
Rotterdam School of Management; NL


Studies: Medicine at the University of Lübeck

Academic memberships

Verband der Hochschullehrer der Betriebswirtschaftslehre (VHB), dort:
VHB- Kommission Technologie, Innovation und Entrepreneurship
VHB- Kommission Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement

Academy of Management (AOM)

FGF- Forschungskreis Gründungsforschung e.V.

Member of Scientific Panel: International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)

Editorial Review Board Member: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Product Development and Management Asscociation – German Chapter (PDMA)

Research Fellow Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

AlumniUM – Münsters Network of Excellence e.V.


Scientific advisory boards

Advisory board of Land-Innovation-Lausitz

Expert Committee for start-up investments of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

Steering Committee member of the DECHEMA working group "Futurology and Innovation" (

Scientific Advisory Board Digital Hub Region Bonn (

Scientific Advisory Council Regional Innovation Network Material Flows (

Scientific Advisory Board German Institute of Food Technology (DIL)

Scientific Advisory Board "Flanders Food", Brussels, Belgium

Member of the BMBF Expert Commission "Agricultural Systems of the Future"

Member of the Joint Expert Commission (BVL and BfArM) on the classification of borderline products to be placed on the market as food or food ingredient (2013-2016)


Best Paper in Track "Enabling sustainability-oriented innovation in R&D management: Organization, frameworks, methods and tools", R&D Management Conference, 2021

Reviewer Reward, Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Research Policy, 2017

Best Paper Award „Innovation and Entrepreneurship“, 14th International conference on Chains and Networks, Wageningen University, NL

Fromme Förderpreis, Bundeslehranstalt für Landwirtschaft Burg Warberg und Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung.

Förderpreis der Agrarwirtschaft, Deutscher Fachverlag, Frankfurt.

Best Paper Award Innovation Management, European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel.

Best Paper Award PhD - Doctoral Consortium des 25th McMaster World Congress, Canada

Best Paper Award „Innovation and Entrepreneurship“, 8th International conference on Chains and Networks, Wageningen University, NL


An overview of the publications can be found here as well as on Google Scholar.

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