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Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The center was launched in February 2017 and analyzes implications of blockchain technology on companies and business models. It provides a platform for decision makers, startups, technology experts and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and share their visions. Prof. Sandner is member of the FinTechRat of the Federal Ministry of Finance.

The expertise of Prof. Sandner in particular includes blockchain technology and its application in various industries but also concerns digitization, entrepreneurship and innovation management. Further, his core topics are corporate entrepreneurship, digital transformation, fintech startups and intellectual property rights.

Born in 1980. From 2000 to 2005, studies of business administration at Mannheim University and Copenhagen Business School. From 2005 to 2009, lecturer at the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. In 2008, visiting research fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2008, Master of Business Research and, in 2009, doctoral degree (Dr. oec. publ.) at the Munich School of Management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich on “The Valuation of Intangible Assets”. From 2010 to 2012, lecturer at the Chair of Strategy and Organization at the Technical University Munich. From 2010 to 2015, co-founder and partner of Munich Innovation Group, a consulting company specialized in the area of innovation strategy IP and technology transfer.

Prof. Sandner teaches digital business, entrepreneurship, innovation management and intellectual property rights. His research focuses on blockchain technology, corporate entrepreneurship, digital transformation (e.g., through fintech startups or blockchain technology), strategic innovation and financing of startups (e.g., through strategic investors, business angels, venture capital). He was awarded with several scholarships and research prizes. Prof. Sandner has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Research Policy, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Business Venturing.




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Courses 2017

Title Programme Semester
Marketing & Innovation Management Master 2017 SS
Innoviation Management Master 2017 SS