Studied business management at the Berufsakademie Dresden, doing his internship at the Savings Bank Freital-Pirna. Then further studies at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg to gain a Diploma in Commerce, majoring in economic informatics, controlling and innovation management. Researcher in the Competence Center Regions and Market Dynamics of Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI from January 2002 until 2007. In 2004 he spent several months for research at the Melbourne Business School. From 2007 to 2012 at Dresden exists, now at Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.