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