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Meet our new Postdoc Johannes Gartner!

Published: 2021-03-05

He is a researcher in entrepreneurial finance, combining entrepreneurship and technology, planning to focus on innovative financing instruments that result from emerging technologies.

Johannes Gartner, our new Postdoc since March 2021.

Hello Johannes Gartner!


What brought you to Lund University and Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship?

I am a great fan of the Nordic culture, and after the many positive experiences I had in Finland, I wanted to get to know other Nordic countries better. Lund University is an inspiring institution that is not only located in a beautiful area but also impresses with a outstanding reputation, long tradition and an excellent research environment. So, I was quite excited when I discovered the vacancy in my research field at the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship. I am thrilled to get the chance to become part of this exciting community.


Tell us about your new job/position! What are you expectations?

My future tasks in entrepreneurial finance research will enable me to combine my two main fields of interest, entrepreneurship and technology. I am planing to put the research focus on innovative financing instruments that result from emerging technologies. I hope that this will build on the excellent research that has already been carried out at the centre and that I can make valuable contributions.


What is your background?

I was born in Vienna, and my education has always fluctuated between technology and business research. After attending a technical college, I completed my first Master's degree in business administration at WU Vienna. A year followed in which I co-founded a start-up and began my doctorate in economics at Johannes Kepler University. In addition, I obtained different degrees, first in computer science and later in IT security management in the Upper Austria area and at a German university. After completing my doctorate, I got a post-doctorate position at the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Aalto University in Finland, which I have held and enjoyed until now.


Tell us something surprising about yourself!

There was a time in my youth when I tried my hand at being a comedian. Together with a friend, we wrote a program and even got some gigs with it. However, we quickly discovered that we were both too introverted and shy at this time to be an entertainer. :-)

To get in touch with Johannes, email: johannes.gartner@fek.lu.se