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About

Urban Innovation Vienna has been the new competence centre for future urban issues in Vienna since 2017. Urban Innovation Vienna was established to develop innovative strategies for overcoming the diverse and complex agendas of a city through dialogue with decision makers from politics, administration, and businesses, and to lead international discourse on the subject.

The core mission of Urban Innovation Vienna is to assist in accomplishing future urban tasks with interdisciplinary expertise. Urban Innovation Vienna relies on broad technical know-how, international contacts and networks, and innovative process and problem-solving skills, which were built up by the previously separately functioning TINA Vienna and europaforum wien institutions in the last twenty years. With the complete merger between both companies at the beginning of 2017, Urban Innovation now combines their existing resources to offer a wide-ranging portfolio of professional expertise.

 

Service portfolio

 

The services offered by Urban Innovation Vienna are diverse and can be used in a range of combinations depending on the task:

In its role as a think tank, Urban Innovation Vienna seeks out international trends, initiatives, and models, and analyses current developments as well as research on urban issues. Urban Innovation Vienna then contributes the knowledge gained here to open discourse with local experts so that proactive and creative strategies can be drawn up for Vienna.

 

In its role as a service provider, Urban Innovation Vienna designs and organises strategic processes, dialogue forums, technical workshops, and international conferences. At the same time, it makes current and future issues concerning urban development accessible to an interested public in a comprehensible and low-threshold manner, for example, through the city-wide “Smart City” and “Digital City” initiatives.

 

Finally, in its role as a Viennese hub, Urban Innovation Vienna views itself as a growing network of partner institutions and experts within different cities, active takes part in international specialist discourse, and promotes Vienna’s expertise and excellence.

 

Supervisory Board

 

Chairperson: 
DI Thomas Madreiter, Planning Director - Chief Executive Office - Executive Group for Construction and Technology

 

Deputy Chairperson: 
Smajo Pasalic, BA MA, Office Manager, Administrative Group for Finance, Business, Digital Innovation and International Affairs

 

Other members:

Mag. Herbert Bartik, Employee Representation

Ing. Georg Lammel, MA, Referee, Administrative Group for Urban Development, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy Planning and Public Participation

Dr.in Pamela Mühlmann, Employee Representation

Mag.a Sigrid Semlitsch, Head of the department "International Activities" of the Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity

Dr. Günther Smutny, Office of the Chief Executive Office

Mag. Bernd Vogl, Head of the Municipal Department 20 - Energy Planning

Matthias Watzak-Helmer, MSc, Employee Representation