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Dr. Klaus SCHUCH Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna


 Studied Geography and Economic Sciences; History and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna
1987-1992 Research fellow, Department of Economic Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Austrian Research Centres Seibersdorf
1992-1994 Research Assistant, Department of Economic and Social Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics
1992-1995 Lecturer, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Johannes Kepler University in Linz
1994-1996 Head, branch office Sofia, OSI - Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996-2001 Head, unit for Third Country Co-operation, BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation in Vienna/Austria (INCO-NCP)
1997 Lecturer, master class "Central and Eastern Europe", Vienna University of Business and Economics
  Topic: Transformation of the Economic Geography and Regional Development in the CEECs
1998 Lecturer, Regional Competitiveness, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1999 Consultant, PHARE-Project "Polish Participation in EU-RTD Programmes", Poland
since 2001 Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Vienna (Managing Director from 2002-2012)
since 2006 Lecturer, "Design, Evaluation and Monitoring", University of Vienna
Lecturer, postgraduate SOQUA course for vocational education in social scientific research
2012 Member of the International STI Cooperation Expert Group of DG Research and Innovation


Austrian Association for Critical Geography
Delegate, ZSI in FTEVAL ("Austrian Evaluation Platform for RTD")
Member, Commission for Development Studies of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research
Member, Editorial Board, "Foresight"


The Integration of Central Europe into the European System of Research, Guthmann-Peterson: Wien, 2005
CREST Report on Internationalisation of R&D - Facing the Challenge of Globalisation: Approaches to a Proactive International Policy in S&T, together with J. Sonnenburg, P. Teirlinck, A.v.d. Zwaan, J. Nill et al., 2008
Innovation Cultures - Challenge and Learning Strategy. Filosofia: Prague, book edited by Jirí Loudin and Klaus Schuch, 2009
Research Inventory Austria, ERAWATCH, 2009, 2010
Country Report Austria, ERAWATCH, 2010 and 2011
INNO-Policy TrendChart country report Austria. PRO INNO Europe, 2012
White Paper on opportunities and challenges in view of enhancing the EU cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus in Science, Research and Innovation. ICBSS: Athens. (with Bonas, G. and Sonnenburg, J.), 2012
Techno-Globalization and Innovation. In: Springer Encyclopaedia on Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (forthcoming)


Austrian Champion in European Research awarded by FFG, 2008

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