Master Digital Economy

Industry Lab or Research Lab

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Learning Objectives:

Apply the knowledge and tools you gained in the business project course to a real project. Industry or research partners will provide a real case or research question and student teams will work to create a concrete result, e.g., a software artefact or prototype, an algorithm, an empirical study, a research paper. This course can be a stepping stone for academic research (continuation towards a master thesis) or job opportunity. 

Topics of this course:

  • Project planning and management skills – applied

  • Coaching by project management experts

  • Depending on the topic of real-life project: software development, methods of empirical data collection (interviews, experiments, web scraping), data analysis and data mining…

Lab closing event 2023


The Digital Economy master students of the 2021 cohort presented the results of their semester-long projects in our Lab Closing Event. Lab partners ÖBB and WKÖ, alumni, lecturers and students from the next cohort enjoyed entertaining elevator pitches. The 2021 students did a great job, congratulations! More in-depth discussions and networking followed at the poster session.