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Dr. Susanne Meyer

Dr. Susanne Meyer




Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




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Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: New R&I Processes and Systems

Main Research: research and innovation policy, smart cities, evaluation and impact assessment


My areas of expertise is the design of research and innovation policies, programmes and instruments at national and European level adressing grand challenges as a complex system. In particular, I am knowledgable in the area of smart cities and urban systems.

  • 2013-now: Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2013-2015: Strategic Policy Coordinator
    Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology / Austria
  • 2010-2013: Research Fellow
    Joanneum Research GMBH - Institute of Economic and Innovation Research / Austria
  • 2006-2009: Research Fellow
    Leibniz University of Hannover - Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography / Germany
  • 2013-2015: Sherpa in the European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities
  • 2013-2015: Policy Coordinator of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
  • 2016-now: Member of Extended Management Board of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
  • 2013-2015: Member of Management Board of the MoU Smart Cities between City of Vienna and Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
  • 2014-2015: Co-Coordinator of the ERA-NET Cofund 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.; Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 100 (2) (2009) ; 224-235
  • 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.; Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Applied Geography, 32 (1) (2012) ; 119-129
  • Stadt der Zukunft - Urbanisierung als globale Herausforderung
    Author(s): Schaedler, I.; Meyer, S.
    Journal: Perspektiven , 03-04 (2014)
  • Internationalisation of research and development activities of small and medium-sized enterprises in Austria: Strategic drivers for spatial organisation
    Author(s): Meyer, S.; Berger, M.
    Journal: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie , 58 (1) (2014) ; 1-17
  • One country, two systems: How regional institutions shape governance modes in the greater Pearl River Delta, China
    Author(s): Meyer, S.; Revilla Diez, J.
    Journal: Papers in Regional Science , 94 (4) (2015) ; 891-900
  • Agile Firm Organisation and Upgrading in the Greater Pearl River Delta;
    .): Megacities – Our Global Urban Future

    Author(s): Liu, W.-H.; Bickenbach, F.; Fu, W.; Hartmann, P.; Meyer, S.; Ohm, S.; Hennemann, S.; Schiller, D.; Kraas, F.; Liefner, I.; Revilla Diez, J.; Soltwedel, R.
    Publisher: Springer; 2013; 121-133
    Series: Kraas, F.; Aggarwal, S.; Coy, M.; Mertins, G.
  • Capitalising on Institutional Diversity and Complementary Resources in Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions: The Case of Electronics Firms in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta;
    Metropolitan Regions Knowledge Infrastructures of the Global Economy

    Author(s): Revilla Diez, J.; Schiller, D.; Meyer, S.
    Publisher: Springer; 2013; 393-424
    Series: Klaesson, J.; Johansson, B.; Karlsson, C.
  • Informal Modes of Governance in Customer Producer Relations: ;
    The Electronics Industry in the Greater Pearl River Delta (China)

    Author(s): Meyer, S.
    Publisher: Steiner Verlag; 2011
    Series: ; Megacities and Global Volume 1
  • Several Lectures in Economic Geography (2009)
    Leibniz University of Hannover 2006; 2007; 2008

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