Peter Biegelbauer


    • Giefinggasse 4

      1210 Vienna


    Personal profile

    Research interests

    Dr. Peter Biegelbauer is Senior Scientist at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. Since 2020 he has been coordinating the AIT AI Ethics Lab. He is member of both the AIT AI Sounding Board and the AIT AI Task Force.

    He focuses on policy related work in fields such as innovation policy, responsible innovation and sustainability transitions, impact of new technologies on society and AI ethics, where he has coordinated a number of national and international research projects. He is involved in academic and policy work, being part of various boards and committees in several countries.

    He has published more than hundred articles on policy analysis, policy evaluation, knowledge and expertise in decision-making, regulatory impact assessment and the possibilities of learning from experience.

    He is teaching at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Science Campus Vienna and holds degrees from the University of Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria, and from MIT, USA, all in political science.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Political Science , Habilitation, Wie lernt die Politik? Lernen aus Erfahrung in Politik und Verwaltung, University of Innsbruck

    Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

    Political Science , PhD, Hungarian Science and Technology Under the Constraints of Policy Paradigms – A Comparative Perspective on Strategies of a Small Country in the 20th Century, University of Vienna

    Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

    Political Science, Master, The Hungarian Industrial R&D System: Reforming the Reforms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

    Political Science, Master, Politische Einflußkraft, Arbeits- und Organisationsformen von Politisch-Ökonomischen Interessengruppen in den USA, University of Vienna

    Award Date: 1 May 1991

    External positions

    External affiliation, CSIRO

    16 Mar 20249 May 2024

    Lecturer, Austrian Federal Administrative Academy

    1 Oct 2014 → …

    Lecturer, FH Campus Wien – University of Applied Sciences

    1 Sept 2014 → …

    Former external affiliation, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

    1 Sept 201115 Nov 2011

    Lecturer, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna

    1 Oct 1999 → …


    • JA Political science (General)
    • Policy Analysis
    • Innovation Policy
    • Public Administration
    • Participation and democracy
    • Infrastructure Policy
    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Responsible Innovation
    • Ethics and regulation of AI
    • Learning in decision-making
    • Impact Assessment
    • Transformation


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