Vienna Innovation Program
The Vienna Innovation ProgramWU will take place from May 13 until May 24, 2024, 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.
The program was developed specifically for master students, who often cannot spend a full semester abroad. It 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.
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.
Developing solutions to real-life innovation challenges in cross-cultural teams is a core benefit of this program. The program offers a deep dive into topics like sustainability innovation, the role of humans in the advent of new technologies, and innovation ecosystems. In two weeks, the students learn how to successfully adapt to the changing world as well as how to lead the change in a positive way. Approaching innovation in a holistic manner allows participants to understand the world’s complexity.
Dr. Sonja Sperber and Alessio Delpero, PhD, MBA - members of the 2023 academic team
- Vienna IP 2024 - factsheet for international students (pdf, 158 KB)
- Vienna IP 2024 - flyer (pdf, 258 KB)
For international students the program includes sightseeing & cultural activities, ranging from a Vienna city tour to a daytrip to the Austrian Alps, 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.
Impressions of former participants
Last update: December 2023. All information on the Vienna Innovation Program website is subject to change.