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Researcher Profile

Dr. Kubeczko Klaus

Dr. Kubeczko Klaus


Senior Expert Advisor


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4566


+43 50550 4599


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovation Policy and Transformation

Main Research: Transition Governance


He holds a doctoral degree in economics and social sciences. He has been working on several foresight processes and RTI-policy strategies dealing with new mission orientation towards grand societal challenges and has been advising policy makers at European, national and city level for more than 13 years. His research focus lies on developing and applying RTI system heuristics to legitimize RTI-policies such as functional innovation systems approach, system innovation and complex innovation systems. Klaus has a strong interest in socio-ecological-economic transitions and system innovations for sustainable development. Since 2013 he is active in the IEA/OECD Implementing Agreement on Smart Grids as Operating Agent of Annex 7 on Smart Grids Transitions - Institutional Change.

  • 1986-1989: Comissioning Engineer
    Siemens AG / Germany
  • 1999-2001: Researcher
    Department of Social Ecology, (IFF), University of Klagenfurt / Austria
  • 2000-2001: Researcher
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg / Austria
  • 2001-2003: Vice Executive Director and Researcher
    INNOFORCE - Project Centre of the European Forest Institute (EFI) and Institute of Forest Sector Policy and Economics, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna / Austria
  • 2003-2015: Scientist
    AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2016--: Senior Expert Advisor
    AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2005 - 2011: Council Member, - European Association of Evolutionary Political Economics (EAEPE)
  • 2010 - 2012: - Secretary, European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)
  • 2008 - 2016: - Trustee, Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED)


  • The role of sectoral and regional innovation systems in supporting innovations in forestry
    Author(s): Kubeczko, K., Rametsteiner, E. and Weiss, G.
    Journal: Forest Policy and Economics , 8/7 (2006) ; 704-715
  • Trade-Offs between Policy Impacts of Foresight: Experiences from the Innovation Policy Foresight and Strategy Process of the City of Vienna
    Author(s): Weber, K.M., Kubeczko, K., Kaufmann, A. and Grunewald, B.
    Journal: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management , 21/8 (2009) ; 953-969
  • System innovations and Transition Management in Austria: the case of wood-plastic composites and biopolymers
    Author(s): Weber, M., Kubeczko, K. and Leitner, K.
    Journal: EKONOMIAZ, Basque Economic Review 75/III (2010)
  • Assessing immediate learning impacts of large foresight processes
    Author(s): Schartinger, D., Holste, D., Wilhelmer, D. and Kubeczko, K.
    Journal: Foresight, 14/1 (2012) ; 41-55
  • Foresight Process;
    FREIGHTVISION - Sustainable European Freight Transport 2050

    Author(s): Helmreich, S., Kubeczko, K., Wilhelmer, D. and Düh, J.
    Publisher: Springer Verlag; Berlin-Heidelberg; 2011; 17-32
    Series: Helmreich, S., Keller, H.
  • Proaktive Legitimation FTI-politischer Interventionen: Jenseits von Markt- und Systemversagen;
    Innovationsforschung und Technologiepolitik in Österreich: Neue Perspektiven und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten

    Author(s): Kubeczko, K, Weber, K.M.
    Publisher: Studienverlag; Vienna; 2009; 127-152
    Series: Fröhlich, J., Leitner, K.-H. und Weber, K.M.
  • System Innovations in Innovation Systems. Conceptual foundations and experiences with Adaptive Foresight in Austria;
    System Innovation for Sustainability 1. Perspectives on Radical Changes to Sustainable Consumption and Production

    Author(s): Weber, K.M., Kubeczko, K. and Rohracher, H.
    Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.; Sheffield; 2008; 345-368
    Series: Tukker, A., Charter, M., Vezzoli, C., Sto, E., Munch Andersen, M.
  • Geschichte der Umweltpolitik – Nationale Umweltpolitik in Österreich;
    Einführung in die Ökologische Ökonomik

    Author(s): Eser, T., Benz, L., Kubeczko, K. and Seidl, I.
    Publisher: UTB; 2001
    Series: Costanza et al.
  • all;
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Forestry in Central Europe

    Author(s): Rametsteiner, E., Weiss, G. and Kubeczko, K.
    Publisher: Brill; Leiden; 2005
    Series: ; European Forest Institute Research Report 19
  • On Socio-technical Concerns for Smart Grid Security and Resilience
    Author(s): Kubeczko, K., Langer, L., Paier, M., and Smith, P.
    Conference COOP Workshop - The Internet as Critical Infrastructure: socio-technical issues, Nice
  • Urban Megatrends and Challenges – An Urban Europe Study
    Author(s): Riegler, J., Kubeczko, K., Loibl, W., Köstl, M.
    Conference ERSA Conference 2013, Palermo
  • Trends in Urban Foresight
    Author(s): Kubeczko, K.
    Conference Biannual Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
  • The role of Competence Centres for a demand/need-oriented innovation policy
    Author(s): Kubeczko K., Wanzenböck, I., Scherngell T. and Fröhlich, J.
    Conference “Schumpeter’s Heritage” – EAEPE Conference, Tech Gate, Vienna
  • Ecological Economics (2001)
    University of Vienna
  • Globalisation and Multi-Level Policy (2014)
    Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Angewandte sozioökonomische Theorien und Methoden II (2015)
    Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Angewandte sozioökonomische Theorien und Methoden II (2016)
    Vienna University of Economics and Business

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