Since October 2018, Bernd is Head of the Department for Innovation Management at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, where he coordinates the research network Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Finance (INEF) and leads the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Hohenheim.  

Previously, Bernd held a professorship in innovation management and economics at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), where he was head of research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and held positions at Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe, the Technical Research Center of Finland in Espoo, Statistics Finland, and the University of Augsburg, among others.

Bernd’s work focuses on innovation management, innovation systems, business innovation strategies, entrepreneurship, and the link between innovation and sustainability.

Bernd is author, co-author, and editor of numerous books and scientific publications in renowned journals such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics; Research Policy; Regional Studies; Journal of Economic Geography; Journal of Business Research; European Management Review; Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Journal of Technology Transfer; Technology Foresight and Social Change; and Structural Change & Economic Dynamics.