Matthias Gotsch studied Business Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with special focus on industrial business, technology and innovation management and manufacturing technology. From 2008 to 2011 he was research assistant at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In 2012 he received his PhD from Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus for research on "Innovation Measurement in the Knowledge Intensive Services Industry – A Trademark approach".
Since 2012 he has been working as project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in the Competence Center Industrial and Service Innovations. Since June 2015 he is project manager in the Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems and at once since September 2016 professor for business and management at Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg.