Services

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund offers services in the R&D domain via its subsidiary firm WWTF GmbH and thereby uses the human resource basis of the fund. WWTF GmbH is also carrying out international projects.  

Currently, services focus on ... 

(1) Evaluations
These include smaller periodic evaluations for the Vienna University of Economics and Business, e.g. its Best Paper Award, or the organisation of the evaluation process of tenure track positions at the faculty of informatics at the Vienna University of Technology. Internationally, WWTF GmbH was part of the evaluation team of the evaluation of the renowned German Sofja Kovalevskaja-Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. 

(2) Consulting and strategy
WWTF GmbH  had a leading role in the creation of the Smart City Vienna Framework Strategy and also contributed to ERC expert groups and OECD country reports.

(3) Studies
WWTF GmbH also conducts commissioned studies, e.g. a study in the context of the Viennese innovation strategy "Innovatives Wien 2020" that compares the regional innovation system in the metropolitan area of Vienna with those of other cross-border regional innovation systems. 

A long term project is the Dual Career Service Support that aims at networking of member organisations from the research and scientific domain in the greater area of Vienna to improve the support for dual career couples.

Core Team

WWTF GmbH accesses the human resources and the expertise of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund: 

Michael Stampfer: Managing Director of Vienna Science and Technology Fund and WWTF GmbH. 

Donia Lasinger studied  business sciences in Austria and Ireland and specialized in strategy and innovation management. During and after her doctoral studies she worked as strategy and management consultant on a national and international level, lastly at  A.T.Kearney. Her main competences include consulting and strategy projects. 

Michael Strassnig Michael Strassnig is deputy managing director of WWTF GmbH and studied communication studies, sociology, history and history of arts at the University of Vienna and University of Bielefeld. He received a doctoral degree in sociology specializing in science and technology studies and has worked ten years as an empirical social scientist in the domain of science, technology and innovation studies.

Johanna Trupke studied Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at University College London and the University of Vienna. She is responsible for WWTF Gmbh's Dual Career Service Support

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