the innovation company


Wolfgang Polt


Phone: +43 316 876-7001
Fax: +43 316 8769-7010

Graz Office:
1st Floor, Room 113
Leonhardstraße 59
A-8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 876-1488
Fax: +43 316 876-1453

Vienna Office:
Haus der Forschung
Sensengasse 1
A-1090 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 581 75 20
Fax: +43 1 581 75 20-2820


Main Responsibilities

  • Head of Institute for Economic and Innovation Research
  • Coordinator of main international (OECD and EU) projects, current focus of research: evaluation of research, technology and innovation policies; current trends in research and technology policies; science-industry relations and networks


Wolfgang Polt finished his studies in Economics at the University of Vienna in 1985. From 1985 to 1992 he worked as a researcher at the Instiute for Socio-Economic Research and technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 1992 to 1999 he was at the Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf. From 1996 to 1998 he held a post as full time consultant to the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry/Division for Science and Technology Policy of the Organisation fo Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

From February 2000 to June 2010 Wolfgang Polt has been heading the Viennese Office of the Centre for Economic and Innovation Research of JOANNEUM RESEARCH as well as company officer with statutory authority since 2006. Since July 2011 Wolfgang Polt is Director of POLICIES - Centre for Economic and Innovation Research of JOANNEUM RESEARCH.

He won Research Scholarships at the Institut für Angewandte Systemanalyse (IIASA) in Laxenburg/Vienna and at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) in Helsinki.


Teaching Activity

In the past, Wolfgang Polt was a lecturer for Macroeconomics at the University Linz. Currently, he lectures in Industrial Economics at the Vienna University for Business and Economics.


CV Wolfgang Polt


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