Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Research Entrepreneurship

Research Areas: Topics Linking Entrepreneurship and IT

The research topics pursued at HPI are at the interface between IT and entrepreneurship.

These topics include:

  • Supporting and advancing IT startups in the academic sector
  • Managing the startup process
  • Strategy development
  • Value creation and performance measurement in IT startups
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Venture capital

Specific themes in these topic areas are currently being researched in doctoral dissertations.


HPI collaborates closely with leading international universities (e.g., Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Close collaboration in the field of entrepreneurship is also carried out with prestigious universities at the national level, including the HHL—Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

We have additionally partnered with companies such as Hasso Plattner Ventures and SAP to pursue practice-relevant research topics.