Markus Thomzik was Managing Director of the Institute for Applied Innovation Research (IAI) e.V. at the Ruhr University Bochum from 2002 to 2009; since March 2009 he has been working here as a research professor; since September 2005 Markus Thomzik has been Professor of Business Administration, Innovation and Facility Management at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen; he is also a founding and board member of the Westphalian Energy Institute. In addition to keynote lectures (cf. also https://future-shapers.live), he also offers support/moderation of innovation projects as well as (management) workshops. Furthermore, Markus Thomzik has been podcaster of the podcast "InnoFM" - the interview podcast for facility management, innovation and digitalisation - for four years and can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud and others.