Prof. Dr. Bastian Halecker

Areas of expertise: Deep Tech and Digital Technology Entrepreneurship

“Collaboration is the new competition.Entrepreneurship is a craft everybody can learn. I combine that with experience from top management consultancy, science, systems thinking and creativity.” 


2004-2009: Studied business administration with a focus on production and logistics as well as corporate management; SMEs  

2012-2016: PhD student, topic of cumulative dissertation: New perspectives and insights on business model innovation through systems thinking and case studies


Since 2022: Professor for Deep Tech Entrepreneurship; XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences 

Since 2021: Managing Partner; German Deep Tech Institute GmbH 

2008-2009: Diploma student; Horváth & Partners GmbH on the topic of “Application of Lean Management in Pharmaceutical Production”

2010-2012: Consultant; Horváth & Partners GmbH 

2012-2016: Research associate at the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; University of Potsdam, University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Berlin

Since 2016: Founder and Managing Director; Nestim GmbH 

Since 2019: Founding partner; Hungry Ventures GmbH 


Deep Tech Entrepreneurship, FoodTech, AgTech


Halecker, Bastian: Consumers’ motivators and barriers for the adoption of plant-based milk (2021), in: ISPIM Conference Proceedings

Start-up Hauptstadt Berlin: Status Quo und Potentiale eines Ecosystems (2021), in: Bodung, T. et al. (Hrg.) (2021) Digital Value, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag.

Halecker, Bastian: Management Prinzipien in der Industrie 4.0 (2015), in: Schäfer, S.; Pinnow, C. Industrie 4.0 – Grundlagen und Anwendungen; Beuth Verlag Berlin

Halecker, Bastian: Geschäftsmodelle in der Personalisierten Medizin–konzeptioneller Rahmen zum Status quo und Perspektiven (2015), in: Buch, Dienstleistungspotenziale und Geschäftsmodelle in der Personalisierten Medizin, Springer Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden

New Perspective and Insights on Business Model Innovation using Systems Thinking and Action Case Studies (2016), in: Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Lammers

Areas of expertise: Deep Tech Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Smart Manufacturing and Operations Management, Complexity Management