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Management

Anton Geyer

Anton Geyer is Managing Director of inspire research. He has been working for more than 15 years in research, technology and innovation policy as consultant and advisor. Before starting inspire research he was senior consultant (since 2004) and authorised representative (since 2008) at the Vienna office of Technopolis Group.

From 2002 to 2004 Anton worked on European research and innovation policy issues as researcher at IPTS – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Seville, Spain. Anton started his consultant career at the Department Systems Research (Technology Policy unit) of ARC Seibersdorf Research (now AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology), Austria’s leading Research and Technology Organisation (RTO).

Anton’s work focusses on measures that shall lead to structural change in order to improve science, research and innovation systems on regional, national and European levels. Many of Anton’s assignments dealt with issues regarding the effective design of interfaces and networks within and among universities, research organisations, industry and users. A second key area of Anton’s consulting expertise is impact analysis and benchmarking.

Anton holds a master degree in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex at Brighton, UK. He received his graduate engineer degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from Graz University of Technology in Technical Chemistry / Chemical Engineering. He works in English and in German.

Among other clients Anton has worked for:

  • BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn

  • BMFWF – Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

  • BMVIT – Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

  • BMWi – Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Bonn

  • DFG – German Research Foundation, Bonn

  • EFK – Swiss Federal Audit Office, Bern

  • EUREKA Sekretariat, Brussels

  • European Commission, DG CONNECT, Brussels

  • FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

  • FH Upper Austria – University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels

  • KTI – Swiss Innovation Agency, Bern

  • SERI – State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation, Bern

  • VERBUND Solutions GmbH, Wien

Barbara Good

Barbara Good, partner with inspire research, has been working in research, innovation and higher education policy as an evaluation expert and policy analyst for more than 15 years. Between 2007 and 2016, Barbara worked as a senior consultant for Technopolis Group, the leading European consultancy specialised in research and innovation policy. In this role, she worked for a variety of clients – ministries, agencies, international organisations, councils etc. - both at European and national levels. Before joining Technopolis Group, Barbara taught and did postdoctoral research at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Barbara’s work mainly focusses on issues of research, innovation and higher education Institutions. As an innovation economist by training, she has always been passionate about the interface between higher education and the economy, and the role higher education institutions play in furthering companies’, cities’ and countries’ innovation capacity. She is also interested in questions of higher education internationalisation, funding, and governance.

Parallel to her role at inspire research, Barbara holds the position of Head of International Affairs at FHWien der WKW/University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication in Vienna. As a university manager, she has an insider’s understanding of higher education and its missions. Her role includes facilitating and supervising the implementation of the university’s internationalisation strategy, orchestrating the internal changes and forging the external links necessary for the university to achieve its internationalisation objectives.

Barbara holds a PhD in Political Science with Economics and a Masters in Political Science and Economics, both from the University of Zurich. In addition, she has a degree in applied modern languages.

Among other clients Barbara has worked for:

  • BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn

  • BMFWF – Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

  • BMVIT – Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

  • City of Vienna, Vienna

  • DFG – German Research Foundation, Bonn

  • European Commission, DG CONNECT, Brussels

  • European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels

  • European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Brussels

  • FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

  • KTI – Swiss Innovation Agency, Bern

  • MŠMT – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Prague

  • OKM – Ministry of Education and Culture, Helsinki

  • SERI – State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation, Bern

  • SNF – Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern

  • SSIC – Swiss Science and Innovation Council, Bern