The core mission of Urban Innovation Vienna is to provide bespoke professional support, using interdisciplinary expertise, for the development of innovative responses to socio-demographic, economic, technological and political changes in cities. Our topics range from urban development, climate & energy to digitization, smart city and housing, participation and tourism.
The services offered by Urban Innovation Vienna are diverse and can be combined to suit a wide range of tasks. Our three departments “Smart City Agency”, “Energy Center” and “Future Cities” are able to offer both subject specific and holistic strategic support.
In its role as a ‘think tank’, Urban Innovation Vienna seeks out international trends, initiatives and models, and analyses current developments and 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, for example, through the city-wide initiatives “Smart City” and “Digital City”.
Finally, Urban Innovation Vienna views itself as a ‘promoter’ of Viennese expertise and excellence within a growing network of partner institutions and experts in different cities, cooperative projects and international specialist discourse.
DI Thomas Madreiter, Planning Director - Chief Executive Office - Executive Group for Construction and Technology (Chairperson)
Dr. Kurt Gollowitzer, Director of Wien Holding (Deputy Chairperson)
Ing. Georg Lammel, MA, Referee, Administrative Group for Urban Development, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy Planning and Public Participation
Dr. Günther Smutny, Office of the Chief Executive Office
Mag. Bernd Vogl, Head of the Municipal Department 20 - Energy Planning
DI (FH) Petra Schöfmann, MSc
Matthias Watzak-Helmer, MSc