I study Information Systems at the University of Innsbruck. Since July 2016 I am working as research assistant at the Department of Information Systems. Within my academic work I conduct research in the field of contests, crowd-sourcing and open innovation. I focus on automating filtering and selection processes of ideas that until now need to be evaluated by experts. This process is time consuming, complex and expensive, which makes the support of this process even more important. I holds a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from the Ruhr-University Bochum. I worked at Ferrero in the area of market research and new product development.