Dr. Conny Weber joined ECN in March 2016 and is responsible for our research and project development. She is currently co-leading the ECN working group on Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance. She has an extensive background in the field of innovation management and much experience with EC projects management, due to her activities within the isn – innovation service network group (since 2006). Her work and research topics are mainly related to innovative business models and alternative financing instruments, enhancing access to finance for entrepreneurs and SMEs. She holds a degree in information science from Saarland University (Germany). And a PhD in business studies from Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria).