Researcher Profile

Iris Wanzenböck



PhD Student


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy


Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-City-Strasse 1, 1220 Vienna


Field: New R&I Processes and Systems

Main Research: R&D networks, geography of innovation

Experience: Iris Wanzenböck is a PhD student with a broad interest in the spatial organisation and economic impact of R&D networks. Her research primarily adopts a regional perspective to empirically investigate R&D network structures, in particular related to policy-induced R&D collaborations. She holds a master degree in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (2010), and a master degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna (2012). After her graduation, Iris has been involved in various scientific research projects at the AIT covering the fields of the economics and geography of innovation, R&D and innovation networks, and governance and coordination of European RTI policy. She shows a high level of competencies in the application of spatial econometric methods and social network analytical tools.

  • 2014-now: Lecturer
    Vienna University of Economics and Business / Austria
  • 2010-2013: Research fellow
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2008-2009: Teaching assistant
    Vienna University of Economics and Business / Austria


  • How do firm characteristics affect behavioural additionalities of public R&D subsidies? Evidence for the Austrian transport sector
    Author(s): Wanzenböck, I., Scherngell, T. and Fischer, M.M.
    Journal: Technovation, 33(2-3) (2013) ; 66-77
  • Embeddedness of European regions in EU funded R&D networks: A spatial econometric perspective
    Author(s): Wanzenböck, I., Scherngell, T. and Lata, R.
    Journal: Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.873119 (2014)
  • Embeddedness of regions in European knowledge networks: A comparative analysis of inter-regional R&D collaborations, co-patents and co-publications
    Author(s): Wanzenböck, I., Scherngell, T. and Brenner, T.
    Journal: The Annals of Regional Science, 53 (2) (2014) ; 337-368

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