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Researcher Profile

DI Dr. Beatrix Wepner

DI Dr. Beatrix Wepner




Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4528


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Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovation Dynamics and Modelling

Main Research: Technology Monitoring


DI Dr. Beatrix Wepner has joined the AIT in 2010 as scientist and technology manager. Her work areas at AIT are monitoring and detecting emerging issues and emerging technologies, investigating data and evaluating expert opiniond in workshops and interviews so that emerging trends can be identified. Furthermore she is responsible for quality management at the department, linking her education in life sciences and her experience from the previous placements. She brings extensive experience in the field of cluster management from her previous engagements at ecoplus, Lower Austrian Business Agency, and at ofi Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, where she worked as a scientist and head of the institute for packaging and later for medical devices.

  • 1997-1999: Tutor
    University for Agricultural Sciences Vienna; Institute for Tood Technology / Austria
  • 1999-2006: Scientist and Team Leader
    ofi-Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Packaging Institute and Institute for Medical Devices / Austria
  • 2006-2010: Project Management of Lower Austrian Food Initiative (Food Cluster)
    ecoplus. NÖ Wirtschaftsagentur / Austria
  • 2010-now: Scientist & Quality Management
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Center for Innovation Systems & Policy / Austria


  • Flagellin gene and protein variation amongst clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Author(s): C Winstanley · M A Coulson · B Wepner · J. A. W. Morgan · C A Hart
    Journal: Microbiology, 142 (1996)
  • Citrate Starch — Application as Resistant Starch in Different Food Systems
    Author(s): Beatrix Wepner · Emmerich Berghofer · Ella Miesenberger · Karl Tiefenbacher · Perry N. K. Ng
    Journal: Starch - Stärke (1999)
  • Determination of microbial contamination of plastic cups for dairy products and utilization of electron beam treatment for sterilization
    Author(s): M Tacker · C Hametner · B Wepner
    Journal: Food Additives and Contaminants (2002)
  • Drivers, trends and scenarios for the future of health in Europe. Impressions from the FRESHER project
    Author(s): S. Giesecke, B. Wepner
    Journal: European Journal of Futures Research, 6 (2018) ; 38 - 48
  • all chapters;
    Praxishandbuch für Kunststoffverpackungen

    Author(s): Bergmair, J.; Washüttl, M. Wepner, B.
    Publisher: Behr´s Verlag; 2012; 978-3-89947-907-2
    Series: ; 2. Auflage
  • Identification of emerging technologies with security implications: Experience and results from the ETCETERA project
    Author(s): Wepner, B.; G. Huppertz
    Conference PACITA 2013 , Prague
  • Towards a Better Understanding of Cyber Civic Resilience (CCR)
    Author(s): Wepner, B., Wester, M.

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