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The goal of the research institute is to bundle the interdisciplinary competence of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Only through an interdisciplinary approach, which considers the technical possibilities together with economic, social and legal aspects, the potential of this new technology can be met.


Prof. Alfred Taudes
Prof. Alfred Taudes

Coordinator Austrian Blockchain Center


The Research Institute is self-financed. Currently, we have the projects on the following topics.

Blockchain & Sustainability

Token Engineering

Assigned Researchers

The research institute is made up of WU professors from the areas of business informatics, business administration, economics, taxation and law, who will work together with external partners to explore these questions in a multi-stakeholder approach.

Department of Economics

Department for Public Law and Tax Law

Department for Business, Employment and Social Security Law

Department for Strategie and Innovation

To guarantee a seamless and applied research, we have an advisory board made up of people from the business who are close to Blockchain technologies and still have a strong academic background.