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.
"Laurin Akantisz, BSc. is working on his architecture diploma about co-working spaces at TU Wien. Additionally he is in the current curriculum on “Extended Studies on Innovation” (2019/20) at i²c. When he is not at university, you probably might find him packing his backpack for a new adventure somewhere in the world to experience other cultures and their delicious food."