Both Vienna Science and Technology Fund and WWTF GmbH particpated in a number of projects in the context of innovation policies, often funded within the EU FPs. 

The relations between funding streams for research and strategic targets as a challenge for university management

An empirical case study comparing Austria and Sweden


This project, funded by the Jubiäumsfond of the Österreichischen Nationalbank, investigates, how universities strategically manage research money streams in articulation with their mission and targets. It includes eight case studies - four in Austria, four in Sweden. 

Principal Investigator is Maximilian Fochler (University of Vienna) in collaboration with Jürgen Janger (WIFO), Michael Stampfer (WWTF), Michael Strassnig (WWTF) and Lisa Ferent (University of Vienna). 

For more information see the project's homepage.



Gender Equality in Engineering through Communication and Commitment

This European research project (funded by Horizon 2020) aims to establish tailor-made gender equality plans in four European Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and implement gender dimension in research programmes in two European Research Funding Organisations (RFOs).

Together with the Technical University of Vienna, the Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, der Cracow University of Technology, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as funding organisations like the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) or the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the consortium will develop  gender equality measures. All implementing partners are located
in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, The project aims to establish tailor-made gender equality plans in European Research Performing Organisations and implement gender dimension in research programmes in  European Research Funding Organisations.

One main output of the project which is of interest for research funding institutions, is the report Best practice examples of gender mainstreaming in Research Funding Organizations. The document was created by WWTF together with TACR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) and is based on a questionnaire survey filled by 19 international RFOs.

Another highly relevant output is the Exhibition Integrating the Gender Dimension in the Content of Research and Innovation which was developed by TU Wien. It consists of 12 posters explaining the importance of gender sensitive research for the quality and reliability of new technologies to be developed. It aims at raising awareness and lobbying in RPOs as well as in RFOs and towards policy makers by providing significant case studies.

More information on the project's homepage



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This project aimed to research essential cornerstones for the conceptualization of a monitoring system and its central indictors for smart cities. The outcomes shall support the creation of a smart city monitoring in Vienna in the future.



EURECIA set out to develop a novel methodology for the study of the impact of research funding schemes on knowledge and its social conditions, and to apply this to investigate the impact (effects) of the ERC and its funding schemes on science.



The WWTF was one of altogether twelve partners to the Eureopean Union’s INNO-DEAL project. Financed within the scope of the 6th EU Framework Programme, the project has a run time from September 2006 to August 2009.



The WWTF was a partner to the European Union’s project EURO-COOP – Regional Innovation Policy Impact Assessment and Benchmarking Process: Cooperation for Sustainable Regional Innovation, which involved altogether nine European Regions. The project financed within the 6th Framework Programme was conducted from June 2005 to January 2008.


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