He completed his PhD in open innovations in 2014 at the Ljubljana School of Economics and Business, where he continues to research new forms of innovation, emerging innovation systems and related business models. His activity is not limited to academic research, however, and he systematically collaborates both with both startups and large corporations seeking to achieve accelerated growth. He is one of the founders of ABC Accelerator and a partner in a venture capital fund. In his academic and other pursuits he remains closely connected with Southeast, East and Central European regions, using the diverse environments and experience as input for his research. In this capacity he has collaborated with several institutions in these regions, including the University of Trieste, Italy, where he worked for 18 months.