Professor Welpe studied economics at LMU Munich and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. She completed an MSc at the London School of Economics before finishing her PhD on technology and innovation management at the University of Regensburg (2003). In 2007 she completed her lecturer qualification at LMU’s Institute for Information, Organization and Management (under Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot) in innovation and organization. She has held the Chair of Strategy and Organization at TUM since 2009.