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Sören Hofmayer

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
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Sören Hofmayer is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate. Sören began his career in medicine, completing a PhD in virology alongside co-founder Ijad Madisch. In 2008, Ijad and Sören teamed up with computer scientist Horst Fickensher and founded ResearchGate. Sören initially focused on increasing member growth and activity, and in 2013, began building the commercial side of the business. Over the last few years he has focused on the company’s position within the broader research ecosystem and expanded ResearchGate’s offering by partnering with publishers, bringing more content to the platform and more value to researchers.