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Michael Dinges

 Michael Dinges


Senior Expert Advisor


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4578


+43 50550 4599


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovation Dynamics and Modelling

Main Research: Research and Innovation Policy, Impact Assessment, Research Evaluation

Experience: Michael Dinges is senior expert advisor and thematic coordinator at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He graduated in economics from the University of Vienna in 2003. Michael has long lasting experience in designing and managing evaluations, impact assessments and research and consultancy projects at European and national level in the area of research and innovation policies. In his research Michael focuses on the role of research and innovation policies in supporting economic and societal transformation and the use of evaluations, impact assessments and foresight as means to support these processes. Recent reference projects include, among others, the development of a research and innovation policy strategy for demographic change and mobility, an impact assessment of the Austrian Competence Centre Programme COMET, an evaluation of the State Agency for Environmental Technology and Resource Efficiency Baden-Württemberg, and a large scale collaborative project for supporting public-public partnerships in the European Research Area (ERA-Learn 2020).

  • 2013-now: Senior Expert Advisor
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2003-2013: Scientific Employee and Project Manager
    Joanneum Research - Institute for Economic and Innovation Research / Austria
  • 2015-now: Thematic Coordinator
    AIT Austrian Insitute of Technology / Austria
  • Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation: Member of the Editorial Board


  • The practice of evaluation in innovation policy in Europe
    Author(s): Jakob Edler, Martin Berger, Michael Dinges, Abdullah Gök
    Journal: Research Evaluation, 21/3 (2012) ; 167-182
  • Results from an international Benchmarking Exercise of the Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation in Finland
    Author(s): Michael Dinges
    Journal: fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, 38 (2013) ; 36-44
  • Positioning Competence Centres via Monitoring Data: Towards a Systematic Approach
    Author(s): Michael Dinges, Jakob Edler, Matthias Weber
    Journal: fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, 39 (2014) ; 72-79
  • SMEs Participation under Horizon 2020;
    SMEs Participation under Horizon 2020

    Author(s): Michael Dinges, Dieter Elixmann, Helmut Gassler
    Publisher: ; Brussels; 2013; 978-92-823-5039-3
    Series: European Parliament
  • Evaluation des Existenzgründungsprogramms EXIST III;
    Evaluation des Existenzgründungsprogramms EXIST III

    Author(s): Jürgen Egeln, Michael Dinges et al.
    Publisher: Nomos; 2010; 978-3-8329-5537-3
    Series: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsanalysen, Mannheim; ZEW Wirtschaftsanalysen
  • Forschung und Geschlecht: Leistungsbeurteilung und Gender Bias im (österreichischen) Wissenschaftssystem;
    Ein anderer Blickwinkel: Erfahrungen aus der angewandten Gender Forschung

    Author(s): Nicole Schaffer, Michael Dinges
    Publisher: Leykam; Graz; 2009; 978-3-7011-0161-0
    Series: Michael Steiner; Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Technologie- und Regionalpolitik der Joanneum Research
  • Öffentliche FTI-Projektfinanzierung in Österreich;
    Steuerung von Wissenschaft?

    Author(s): Michael Dinges
    Publisher: Studienverlag; 2010; 978-3-7065-4834-2
    Series: Peter Biegelbauer
  • Evaluation von Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik in Österreich;
    Evaluation: Ein systematisches Handbuch

    Author(s): Klaus Zinöcker, Michael Dinges
    Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften; 2009
    Series: Thomas Widmer, Wolfgang Beywl, Carlo Fabian

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