Dr. Kathrin Reinsberger

Kathrin Reinsberger is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In research, she generally focuses on innovation & transition management and technology transfer & policy. In the context of open and user innovation, she is mainly interested in co-creation processes, knowledge and innovation communities and business model innovation. Beyond this, her research is dedicated to the areas of sustainability and energy, where she gained respective experience in the past.

Before joining the E&I Team in 2015, Kathrin worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research at the University of Graz, where she also earned her PhD.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2015 - today

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business

2011 - 2015

Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research - University of Graz/Austria.

2011 - 2013

Consultant, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) Vienna/Austria.


Trainee, Bayrische Motorenwerke AG (BMW) Munich/Germany

2009 - 2010

Consultant, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change – University of Graz/Austria.

University Education

2012 - 2015

PhD at the Doctoral-School of Environmental Systems Sciences – University of Graz/Austria. PhD - Thesis: 'A Socio-Technical Perspective on Innovations in Energy Transition: Empirical Research on Community Involvement in Integrating Renewables.

2007 - 2010

Master in Environmental Systems Sciences, field of studies: economics – University of Graz/Austria (Mag. rer. soc. oec.).

2007 - 2008

Exchange Year, University of Oulu/Finland.

2004 - 2007

Bachelor in Environmental Systems Sciences – University of Graz/Austria (Bakk. rer. nat.).



Publications & Teaching