Georg Mildenberger


Universities & Institutions

  • Heidelberg Center for Social Investment

Areas of Interest

  • Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development


Georg Mildenberger (Dr. phil. Technical University of Darmstadt, 2003) heads the research department of the Heidelberg Center for Social Investment (CSI). Since January, 2022, he has been Acting Director of the CSI.

He has been working at the CSI since spring 2007. Initially, he prepared the postgraduate program Nonprofit Management and Governance and supervised the accreditation of the program. Since fall 2008, he worked as a project manager at CSI. Since 2009, he has headed the research department.

His current projects include:

  • GIs – Strengthening Societal Innovation Capacities
  • ISI – Social Innovation Impact
  • Research Tandem
  • SIRI – Social Impact Readiness Index
  • IndiSI+ – Indicators of Social Innovation (BMBF)

His organisational memberships include:

  • International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
  • European Research Network on Philanthropy ERNOP member of the board (Schatzmeister)
  • Deutscher Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge, appointed member of the working group “Freiwilligendienste und bürgerschaftliches Engagement” (until 2018)
  • INTRA Lab – Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board (2014-2022)
  • Institute for Work and Technology, Westfälischen Hochschule, member of the advisory board

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