Philipp Bubenzer

Philipp focuses on innovation – and has an avid interest in its psychological underpinnings. Before joining HEG, he was acting director of a research institute at WHU – Beisheim School of Management and a visiting scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Philipp has professional experience in high-tech start-ups as well as large corporations. He was one of the first management team members at the biotechnology venture, Axaron Bioscience AG where he assumed responsibility for corporate development and finance. Axaron was awarded the “Technology Innovation of the Year Award” by Frost & Sullivan in 2005. He is currently heading the business development of PatentSight, a start-up company that globally provides unique technology strategy insights based on proprietary IP databases and algorithms. Philipp completed graduate studies in business administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, pursued executive training in strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management and received a doctorate from WHU – Beisheim School of Management (“summa cum laude”). Philipp is married and has 5 children.




Innovation Management & Organizational Behaviour


philipp [dot] bubenzer [at] hefr [dot] ch


Last Education

Doctorate in Innovation Management and Organizational Psychology, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany


English, German, French, Spanish




Entrepreneurship / Innovation and International Entrepreneurship
Strategy and Management
Venture Financing, Entrepreneurship, Business Model Innovation
Entrepreneurship Marketing
Visionary and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Technology Entrepreneurship
Human resources: Learning, Cooperation, Creativity
Intellectual Property
Ventures in Action
Entrepreneurial Finance
Innovation Factory & Innovation Process
Growth Management
Strategic Management
Organizational Behavior, Human Resources & Entrepreneurship
Marketing and Sales and Business Development
Growth Management
Idea Generation & Business Design
FINTECH Circle Innovate - Digital Ecosystem Director
Entrepreneurship, Ventures in Action, Prerequisite Course