Stefan Kwant is an innovation scientist with a technical background in Computer Science. In the transdisciplinary project ESMEE (Enabling Societal Missions through Entrepreneurial Ecosystems), he investigates the regional factors that influence the functioning of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Specifically, he looks at the role of established companies (Incumbents) in either impeding or facilitating the energy transition. The ultimate goal is to discover and quantify the factors influencing sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems through a data-and-dialogue-driven approach. Stefan Kwant truly lives up to his name.