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Prof. Dr. Elmar D. Konrad

  • Dr. Elmar D. Konrad is Professor for Interdisciplinary Start-up Management and Creative Entrepreneurship and the director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship (iuh – Institut für unternehmerisches Handeln) at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany since September 2010.
  • From 2007 to 2010 he was director of the Department of Cultural Business and Creative Industries at the Technical University in Dortmund, Germany.
  • His research focus and publication activities deal with cultural and creative entrepreneurship and core competences in sectors of the creative industries.
  • He is a founder and the manager-in-chief of the cultural & creative entrepreneurship research group of the FGF e.V., the community of German-speaking entrepreneurship researchers and entrepreneurship chairs/institutes (
  • Since 2014 he is chair of the permanent tracks cultural and creative entrepreneurship at the ‘EURAM – European Academy of Management’
  • He is member of the scientific board of the ‘IECER – Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research’ (
  • Professor Konrad is also the editor of the Kohlhammer Book Series ‘Kreativwirtschaft’ (Creative Industries).
  • Till 2019 he was the executive spokesman of the think-tank “DENKFABRIK–Hochschulen & Entrepreneurship”, an association of 25 German universities.