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Researcher Profile

Dr. Susanne Meyer

Dr. Susanne Meyer


Senior Expert Advisor


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4576


+43 50550 4599


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Institutional Change and Policy Instruments

Main Research: R&I Policies for urban transition


Design of R&I policy instruments,
Participatory policy and stakeholder processes,
Monitoring and evaluation systems,
Analysis of transformative change of urban innovation systems

  • 2019-now: Senior Expert Advisor
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2013-2019: Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2013-2015: Strategic Policy Coordinator
    Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology / Austria
  • 2010-2013: Research Fellow
    Joanneum Research GMBH - POLICIES / Austria
  • 2006-2009: Research Fellow
    Leibniz University of Hannover - Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography / Germany
  • 2016-now: Member of the Extended Management Board of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
  • 2016-now: Steering Board Member of the Urban Europe Research Alliance
  • 2018-now: Policy Coordinator of the SET-Plan Action 3.2 on Smart Cities and Communities


  • The Janus-faced Economy: Hong Kong firms as intermediaries between global customers and local producers in the electronics industry
    Author(s): Meyer, S., Schiller, D. and Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 100(2), pp. 224-235 (2009)
  • The localization of electronics manufacturing in the Greater Pearl River Delta, China: do global implants put down local roots?
    Author(s): Meyer, S., Schiller, D. and Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Applied Geography, 32(1), pp. 119-129 (2012)
  • Internationalisation of research and development activities of small and medium-sized enterprises in Austria: Strategic drivers for spatial organisation
    Author(s): Meyer, S. and Berger, M.
    Journal: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 58(1), pp. 1-17 (2014)
  • One country, two systems: How regional institutions shape governance modes in the greater Pearl River Delta, China
    Author(s): Meyer, S. and Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Papers in Regional Science, 94(4), pp. 891-900 (2015)
  • Urban attraction policies for international academic talent: Munich and Vienna in comparison
    Author(s): Reiner, C., Meyer, S. and Sardadvar, S.
    Journal: Cities, 61, pp. 27–35 (2017)
  • Several Lectures in Economic Geography (2009)
    Leibniz University of Hannover 2006; 2007; 2008

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