Anna Franzkowiak is Head of Department CTS at TU Wien and Organizational Director of the Center for Technology & Society. At both, she puts her passion for new solutions to further connect and foster the topics of society & technology across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. This is also why she coordinated TU Wien's EUI application alongside. With many years of professional experience from various industrial sectors, for 10 years she worked in the ceramics & basic materials industry in both product and innovation management. She has been actively involved in many projects at national & global level and implemented global innovation projects as program manager. After studying Ceramics, Glass & Building Materials Technology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, she completed her PhD in Advanced Ceramics at TU Wien. In addition to her know-how, she is a passionate and creative networker & match-maker with numerous contacts in the European industrial & development landscape.