Benedikt Unger is a PhD Candidate at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Faculty of Economics and Management), working at the Centre for Family Business Management. He is currently researching innovation management in family businesses. He is sponsored by NOI AG/SpA for the duration of his PhD. Previously, Benedikt was a research assistant at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, focusing in his work on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and innovation ecosystems. He also has numerous experiences in collaborating with start-ups and mentoring them. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Passau in Germany and a master’s degree from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.