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Vienna Innovation Program

The Vi­enna In­nov­a­tion Pro­gramWU will take place from May 13 until May 24, 2019 and builds on WU fac­ulty’s ex­pert­ise in this area. For two weeks a group of mas­ter stu­dents, both from WU’s in­ter­na­tional part­ner in­sti­tu­tions as well as from WU, will jointly at­tend this in­tens­ive short pro­gram and work to­gether on real life group pro­jects.

This pro­gram, which was developed spe­cific­ally for mas­ter stu­dents, who often can­not spend a full semester abroad, also in­cludes so­cial and cul­tural activ­it­ies in and around Vi­enna with the aim of of­fer­ing both a high qual­ity aca­demic and in­ter­cul­tural ex­per­i­ence to the par­ti­cipants.

Aca­demic Pro­gram

The aca­demic pro­gram will be taught by a team of WU's In­sti­tute for Strategy, Tech­no­logy and Or­gan­iz­a­tion, which is headed by Prof. Chris­topher Lettl. The pro­gram builds on a com­bin­a­tion of lec­ture ele­ments, case ana­lyses, class dis­cus­sions, ex­er­cises, and group work. Par­tic­u­lar em­phasis will be placed on prac­tice-ori­ent­a­tion and work in group pro­jects.

The Vi­en­naIP is a fant­astic mix of the­or­et­ical and prac­tical learn­ing. On one hand we learned about in­nov­a­tion man­age­ment from aca­demic ex­perts and on the other hand we worked on a real in­nov­a­tion pro­ject with a cor­por­ate part­ner. I have learned a lot and feel pre­pared to ap­ply some of the con­cepts at work!

Preeti Arora (Melbourne Business School)

So­cial pro­gram

For in­ter­na­tional stu­dents the pro­gram in­cludes sight­see­ing & cul­tural activ­it­ies, ranging from a Vi­enna city tour to a daytrip to the city of Salzburg, as well as so­cial events. The aim is to give vis­it­ing stu­dents a taste of Aus­trian and European cul­ture while at the same time provid­ing op­por­tun­it­ies for net­work­ing and so­cial­iz­ing.