Aaron Defort, MiM

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research


Areas of Interest:

Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Social Network Analysis, Social Capital

Academic Résumé

Since 03/2019
Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

Postgraduate Studies in Business Research (Master of Business Research) at Munich School of Management, LMU Munich

Since 2018
Management Fellow and Lecturer, Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), LMU Munich and TU Munich

2014 - 2017
Diplôme Grande Ecole in Management, ESCP Europe, France

2010 - 2013
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in European Business Administration with First Class Honours, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

2010 - 2013
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the European Business Programme (EBP), Fachhochschule Münster


10. – 11.12.2020
Investors as Cornerstones Species in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
PhD Workshop
Location: online (ZEW)

07. – 11.09.2020
The Social Side of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Research Seminar
Location: online

Digital Hackathons as Collaboration "Laboratories" for Innovation Policy
ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating in Times of Crisis
Location: online

Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Doctoral Seminar, Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Location: online

02. – 05.03.2020
Social Networks in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Research Seminar
Location: Zugspitze


2020 – 2021
Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation (FOM)

2018 – 2021
Entrepreneurship Laboratory (CDTM)

Since 2018
Various courses at the CDTM with a focus on Ideation, User-centered Design and Professional Communication