Reinhard Willfort studied Telematik and Economy at the University of Technology Graz. In 2000 he received his PhD degree with distinction in Innovation- and Knowledgemanagement. He is author of more than 65 publications and coordinates the master’s programme for Innovationmanagement at the Danube University Krems in Austria. Since 2001 he is founder and CEO of isn-innovation service network, Austrian’s leading innovation company.
As entrepreneur and founder of five further start-ups he supervises the innovation management processes of several leading Austrian companies. In 2007 he started Austrian’s 1. Crowdsourcing platform www.neurovation.net. In 2012 he established Austria’s first equity crowdfunding platform 1000×1000.at. Reinhard Willfort is a member of the non-Executive Board of Directors at the European Crowdfunding Network working on Research, Development & Innovation. He previously served as a member of the Board from 2013-2015 and as Secretary of the Board from 2015-2017.