Tobias Dudenbostel – Senior Consultant in the Viennese office – has ten years of experience working on evaluations, impact assessments and policy studies for national and European clients. He has been working on various STI-issues in Austria, Germany and on European level. His expertise includes evaluations of research and innovation funding schemes as well as studies in topical area such as higher education, intellectual property or on the STI system as a whole.
Currently, Tobias evaluates the Citizen Science activities of the German Ministry for Research and Education, focussing on two funding lines as well as on flanking activities for the German community. The project combines a summative perspective with a formative appriach and with supporting the projects funded in their self-evaluation and with the aim to provide better evidence on effectiveness, impact and funding possibilities of Citizen Science. In parallel, he conducts a study on the resilience of the Austrian R&I-system in view of future challenges and crisis for the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development. He also contributes to the evaluation of the German BMBF’s programmes “Society of Ideas” and “Innovative Universities of Applied Sciences”. He co-moderates the fteval Podcast and is Technopolis Austria’s representative within the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation.
Recently, Tobias evaluated the Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative for the German Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Germany), a programme dedicated to supporting researchers at risks. He also conducted a feasibility study for the programme “Qualifizierungsoffensive”, where researchers engage in third-mission activities and design and deliver cutting edge trainings to booster competences and skills of SME employees in digitalisation and other topics (Austrian Ministry for Economy). Furthermore, Tobias evaluated the entrepreneurship programmes of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft’s Career Center.
Before joining Technopolis, Tobias worked in several Institutes of Advanced Studies in Germany and Austria as well as in the Mendel Museum Brno (CZ), where he put together an exhibition about Mendel’s life, science and beliefs. He finished the interdisciplinary master programme ‘History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science’ at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Vienna with a focus on the sociology and history of science. His master thesis dealt with medical dissertations written at the University of Vienna during National Socialism.