Matthias Weber is Head of Center for Innovation Systems and Policy at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. Before joining AIT in 2000, he had been working for several years as a Marie-Curie grantee and scientific officer at the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies IPTS in Seville (Spain) and Ispra (Italy). He holds degrees in Process Engineering and Political Sciences, as well as a PhD in Economics, all assigned by University of Stuttgart. Next to his research work on the transformation of socio-technical systems, the role of foresight in the governance of innovation systems, and new types of research and innovation practices, he is regularly advising national governments, European institutions and international organisations on matters of research, technology and innovation policy from a forward-looking perspective.
Austrian Institute of Technology – AIT GmbH