Moritz Zoellner is a PhD Student in Economics at the Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He has been working as a Research Assistant in the Project “Die Entwicklung der Gründung innovativer Unternehmen in Thüringen im bundesweiten Vergleich” since 2014. Mr Zoellner obtained his M.Sc. Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (with distinction) as well as a Master in Global Entrepreneurship and Management, with a focus on Economics of Innovation, at the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (with distinction). His main fields of research are Social Network Analysis and Regional Development.