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Since we founded the Vienna office in 2000, our team has developed extensive experience in policy evaluation, policy design and strategy development. We work closely with national, international and regional organisations in the fields of science, innovation and technology policy. Over the last few years, our work has led us to adopt a more institutional view, looking at governance issues in institutions and considering programmes in their institutional contexts.
Much of our work focuses on higher education and research. We specialise in researcher career paths, gender policies and funding in higher education. Our established expertise and process-related know-how also allow us to support governance, management and strategy development at research organisations. We, for instance, evaluated the Czech performance-based research funding system as well as most of the major funding programs at the German Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.
We also conduct policy studies and evaluations in the area of intellectual property and standards (IPS), for clients such as the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission and the European Parliament. For example, our IPS team evaluated the IPR strategy of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) for the European Commission.
Finally, we offer sound expertise in qualitative methods, data management and analysis. In recent years, we have developed specialised skills in big data analysis and open public sector information. We also build custom tools to communicate and visualise complex datasets.
Katharina Warta is the Managing Partner for our Austrian Company.