Klaus Sailer

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Jury member - EIT CHANGE Award

Professor Dr. Klaus Sailer is professor for Entrepreneurship at Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is a co-founder and on the board of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie and is also on the board of Munich Network. Klaus Sailer is spokesman for the think tank 'Denkfabrik Gründerhochschulen'as well as part of the think tank 'HEInnovate'.

Klaus holds a PhD in physics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and did his Ph.D. at the Research Center for Environment and Health. At Infineon AG, he was responsible for project management and marketing of new semiconductor technologies. In 2000, he co-founded a communication technologies company with partners in the area as its chairman. He successfully established this company as a major market player, and was able to realise his innovative ideas further with various start-up teams.

His main research topics are in innovation process, business modelling, networking, co-creation and societal innovations.