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Friedemann Polzin is Associate Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics (section Entrepreneurship), Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL), European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF), and has been a visiting researcher at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. He is also a senior advisor to the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) in Germany. Friedemann holds a PhD in Business Economics from EBS Business School and a MSc in Business Administration from the University of Jena. He investigates the financing of sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, corresponding organizational, legal and institutional arrangements as well as the political environment required for a transition towards a green economy. His work has been published in leading innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and energy journals as well as practioner outlets. He belongs to the group of 2% most cited researchers in 2021. Friedemann coordinated the MSc program Business and Social Impact from 2021-2023 and teaches highly evaluated courses on sustainability and societal impact, entrepreneurship, innovation, business economics and research methods at the BSc and MSc level. In 2018 he was awarded the ECU'92 teacher talent award.