Mag. Dr. Birgit Hofreiter is responsible for the business development and activities undertaken by the i²c. What started with the program design and management of a supplementary curriculum on innovation for master students at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien, grew within 3 years into a cross-faculty Innovation Center offering different services: amongst other things a StartAcademy for Scientists – a unique concept for R&D transfer at Universities. In this StartAcademy scientists investigate the business potential of conducted R&D projects/PhD topics. Additionally, she fathered the i²c Award – a realisation grant for conducted PhD research with high business potential. Birgit is advisory board member of AustrianStartups and co-initiator & steering committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics – An academic conference and outlet for applied informatics. Repeatedly, she acts as innovation scout and jury member.
Since 2011 Director Innovation Incubation Center (i²c), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
2009-2011 Assistant Professor (appointed), Institute of Information Systems, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
2005-2009 Senior Research Assistant, Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Austria
2006-2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Information Systems, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
2005 Doctorate, University of Vienna, Austria – The Impact of Business Context on Business Collaboration Models, Choreography Languages, and Business Documents (PhD Thesis)