Since April 2020, Tobias Wendler has been working as a postdoc in the research group "Innovation and Structural Economics" (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther) at the University of Bremen. In the working group, he leads the research area "Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Innovations", within which the projects "H2B" and "HyTracks" are worked on. His research interests lie in the areas of empirical environmental, innovation and institutional economics. Primarily, his research focuses on the importance of innovations and institutions for sustainable economic development.
He is also involved with the establishment of the Bremen Research Center for Energy Systems (BEST), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Johanna Myrzik. In his dissertation, he investigated the effects of environmental innovations on the mitigation of greenhouse gases and the conservation of natural resources, as well as the relevance of societal and political framework conditions for the introduction of environmental innovations by companies.
Previously, he studied economics at the University of Bremen (B.Sc. 2015) and subsequently completed an internship at a business consultancy. From October 2016 to March 2020, he worked as a research assistant (PhD student) in the research group "Innovation and Structural Economics" (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther).