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Mag. Petra Wagner M.A.

Mag. Petra Wagner M.A.


Senior Expert Advisor


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4549


+43 50550 4599


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovation Dynamics and Modelling

Main Research: Innovation and Human Potential


Petra Wagner is senior expert advisor in the area of innovation and human potential in AIT’s Innovation Systems Department. She works on policy design and assessment in the area of innovation and human potential. She has extensive experience in designing, managing and leading national as well as international R&D projects for EC, ministries with a focus on cross- and transdisciplinary approaches. Her specific expertise is in shaping science-technology-society relations in the context of urban innovation.

  • 2013-now: Senior Expert Advisor
    RTI Policy, Innovation Systems Department, AIT / Austria
  • 2010-2013: Researcher and Policy Advisor
    Technology Management, Foresight & Policy Development Department, AIT / Austria
  • 2008-2010: Seconded Expert, Cabinet Staff
    Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology / Austria
  • 2008-2010: Managing Director
    generation innovation / Austria
  • 2007-2008: Portfolio Manager "Knowledge Management"
    ARC systems research / Austria
  • 1997-2007: Researcher
    Regional Science, Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf / Austria
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Geography, University of Maryland / USA
  • 2007-2014: Auditor of fteval - Austrian Platform on Science and Technology Policy Evaluation
  • 2006-2008: European Coordinator of the Society of Organizational Learning (SoL)
  • 2011 to now: IEEE Education Society
  • 2014: Member of the Scientific Committee for CODES conference "Designing a sustainable future through school-community collaboration"
  • 2009: Best Paper IAMOT ernational Association for Management of Technology
  • 2005: ARC Award for Economic Excellence
  • 1995: Fulbright US Scholarship


  • EU Regional Policy and the Stimulation of Innovation: The Role of the European Regional Development Fund in the Objective 1 Region Burgenland
    Author(s): Kaufmann A., Wagner P.
    Journal: European Planning Studies, 14 (4) (2005) ; 581-599
  • Communities of Practices;
    Creating and Managing a Technology Economy

    Author(s): M. Hörlesberger, P. Wagner-Luptacik
    Publisher: World Scientific; Singapore; 2010; 381 - 399; 978-981-4313-38-4
    Series: F. Betz; T. M. Khalil; Y. Hosni; H. Mostafa
  • A participatory approach towards 'responsible' health research and innovation
    Author(s): Wagner P., Buchinger E., Kienegger E.
    Conference 9th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, Matera, Italy
    Proceedings Carlucci D., Spender JC, Schiuma G.; IFKAD 2014 - Knowledge Management Models for Sustainable Growth; 1710-1719
  • Human potential for technology and innovation: attracting the next generation
    Author(s): Wagner-Luptacik
    Conference IAMOT 2012 - Managing Technology-Service Convergences in the Post-Industrialized Society, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • The real stuff": R&D internships as real-world learning environment for science, engineering and technology students
    Author(s): Wagner-Luptacik P.
    Conference 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2011), Amman, Jordan
    Proceedings IEEE; 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2011)
  • Research and innovation to meet Europe’s challenges (2013)
    University of Twente

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