Stephan Baier is studying business economics with emphasis on information systems. He is assisting Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Peter Mertens with various publications as well as managing other projects such as conferences and lectures. Moreover, he consulted a Dax company in order to optimize some of their supply chains with focus on reducing costs for different components. His research interest revolves around innovation, trend research, project management, and start-ups.