Technopolis Austria
Rudolfsplatz 12/11,
A-1010, Vienna,
T: +43 1 5039592

F: +43 1 5039592 11


Katharina Warta

Technopolis Forschungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Registered Office: Rudolfsplatz 12/11, 1010 Wien

Registry Number 189905y Trade Register Vienna

VAT-No. ATU48388007



The Vienna office, founded in 2000, works closely with national, international and regional organisations in the fields of science, innovation and technology policy. The team has specialised skills and extensive experience in policy evaluation, both of programmes and institutions, as well as policy design and strategy development. In the last few years, our work has led us to adopt more and more of an institutional view, looking at governance issues in institutions and considering programmes in their institutional environments. We offer sound expertise in qualitative methods as well as advanced know-how in data-management and analysis.

A specialisation in our work are the governance, management and strategy development of research organisations. This includes the facilitation of performance contracts drawn up between research organisations and their principals (e.g. ministries).

Part of our work also focuses on higher education, specialising in career paths of researchers, gender policies in higher education institutions, and funding of higher education institutions. For example, as part of the international audit of research, development and innovation in the Czech Republic, we evaluated the Czech performance-based research funding system. We have also evaluated most of the major funding programs of the German Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.

Furthermore, we conduct policy studies and evaluations in the area of IPR, for clients such as the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Commission and the European Parliament. For example, our team has evaluated the IPR strategy of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) for the European Commission.

Katharina Warta leads the Austrian team.