Robert is the head of the InnCubator, the entrepreneurship centre of the University of Innsbruck and the Economic Chamber of Tyrol. Together with his colleagues he conceptualised the incubator, teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and innovation and supports startups on a daily basis. As interface between the Economic Chamber of Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck and the startups, he facilitates the access to the expert knowledge and the innovation network and fosters collaborative thinking.
As part of the research team Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Innsbruck his research focuses on open innovation, crowdsourcing, co-creation and online communities. The underlying dynamics and interaction behaviours of users of these online communities are of his special interest. Robert further looks at new use cases of crowdsourcing and the collaborative development of future regional strategies and entrepreneurial ecosystems.