Robin P. G. Tech is a researcher at the HIIG. He is the principal investigator of a research group that focuses on the entrepreneurial exploitation of the ‘internet of things’. His doctoral thesis focused on high-tech startups and how their complexities affect financing constraints.

Prior to this, Robin studied Economics and Corporate Management at Zeppelin University (BA), Technology, Sociology, & Management (MSc) in Stockholm, and did his MBA in Hong Kong. In his non-academic life, Robin is the co-founder of AtomLeap, a high-tech focused startup. He also worked in venture capital (2007), held a consulting position at the curating office Buro17 in Moscow (2009), worked for AUDI on inductive charging systems (2010-2011) and at the European Commission’s EIT Labs (2012-2013) in the field of business modeling for renewable energies.

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Tech, R. P. G. (2014). Crowdfunding for hardware startups. Proceedings from ECIS ‘14: European Conference on Information Systems.. Publication details

Working Paper:

Neumann, E.K., Send, H., Tech, R.P.G. (2017). Central components of open business models. What makes an open business model open? HIIG Discussion Paper Series. Publication details

Dopfer M., Grafenstein, M. v., Richter, N., Schildhauer, T., Tech, R. P. G., Trifonov, S., Wrobel, M. (2015). Fördernde Und Hindernde Faktoren Für Internet-Enabled Startups. (Supporting and Hindering Factors for Internet-Enabled Startups.). HIIG Discussion Paper Series. Publication details

Friesike, S. and Send, H. & Tech, R. P. G. (2014). What Do Consumers Use 3D Printers For? SSRN. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters:

Tech, R. P. G., Ferdinand, J.-P., & Dopfer, M. (2016). Open source hardware startups and their communities. In J.-P. Ferdinand; U., Petschow, & S. Dickel (Eds.), The Decentralized and Networked Future of Value Creation (pp. 129-145). Heidelberg: Springer. Publication details

Other publications:

Tech, R. P. G. (2017). Augmented and virtual reality applications that matter. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2017). Startup and tech trends 2017. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (2017). IOT & TRUST – Researchers Conference Booklet, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. (2017). IOT & TRUST - Researchers Conference Booklet (I. Pernice, T. Schildhauer, R. Tech, & C. Djeffal, Eds.). Berlin, Germany: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2016). Berliner Startup-Gründer hat einen flammenden Appell an die Generation Y. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2016). The future roles of cars. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2016). Robots! Be like Buddha! Why we think Wall-E and BB8 are cute and fortune teller robots are creepy. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2016). The state of AI in 2015. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2015). Franco-German conference on the digitization of the economy. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Tech, R. P. G. (2015). Robin Tech in the Committee ‘The Digital Agenda’ of the German Bundestag. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Robin P. G. Tech (2014). Hardware startup funding — What makes it so different from software startups? Web Magazin; Magazin für digitale Arbeit und Kultur. Publication details

Robin P. G. Tech (2014). How Postmodern is 3D Printing? HIIG Blog. Publication details

Robin P. G. Tech (2014). Startup Funding for the Post-Growth Era. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Robin P. G. Tech (2014). Will 3D printing Lead Us into a New Era of Production and Consumption? A peek behind the curtain of the hype. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Lectures and Presentations:

A Venture's Business Model Design Modes - A process perspective on business model design
R&D Management Conference 2017 . KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium: 04.07.2017

Jessica Schmeiss, Thomas Möllers, T., Robin Tech

Blockchain technology & open source sensor networks
IKZW . Laboratorium Fertigungstechnik (LaFT). Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg, Germany: 14.12.2016

Robin P. G. Tech, Konstanze Neumann, Michel Wendelin

Organisation of Events:

Track III: In law we trust - in IoT we trust?
IoT & Trust. From 23.02.2017 to 23.02.2017. Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Christian Djeffal, Dr., Robin P. G. Tech

Financing hardware startups
Startup Camp Berlin. From 08.04.2016 to 09.04.2016. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (National)

Robin P. G. Tech