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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 a consultant and advisor.

From 2002 to 2004 Anton worked on European research and innovation policy issues at IPTS – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Seville, Spain.. Anton started his consulting career at the Department of Systems Research at ARC Seibersdorf Research (now AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology), Austria’s leading Research and Technology Organisation (RTO). Before starting inspire research in 2016 he was senior consultant (since 2004) and authorised representative (since 2008) at the Vienna office of the Technopolis Group.

Anton’s work focusses on structural measures to improve science, research and innovation systems on regional, national and European levels. Many of Anton’s assignments deal with the effective design of interfaces and networks within and among universities, research organisations, industry and other stakeholders. Anton’s second key competence area 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 engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from Graz University of Technology in Technical Chemistry / Chemical Engineering. Anton works in English and in German.
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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.

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 internationalisation, funding, and governance of higher education.

Between 2007 and 2016, Barbara worked as a senior consultant for Technopolis Group. She started her career as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Parallel to her role at inspire research, Barbara holds the position of Head of International Affairs and Head of Research and Development at the 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, which she can bring into client projects.

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. She works in German, English and French.
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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