Manfred Horvat

Manfred Horvat


Dipl.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, 1969

Prior Work:

1969 – 1971: Research Consultant for Lockheed Georgia Company, USA (contract work performed in


1971 – 1972 Research Consultant for DFVLR (German Aerospace Agency), DE

1972 – 1980 University Assistant, Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer,

Vienna University of Technology (TUW)

1980 – 1993 Director, University Extension Centre, Vienna University of Technology (TUW)

(The TUW Department for university-industry co-operation, technology transfer, continuing engineering education and international programmes for education, training and research)

1985 – 2002 University Lecturer, „Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment“

Vienna University of Technology (1989 – 2000: also at University of Linz)

1993 – 2004 Director, BIT – Austrian Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation

(Austrian centre for information and assistance for the EU RTD-Framework Programme, EUREKA and other international RTD-programmes and initiatives; a joint initiative of the Austrian government and the Federal Economic Chamber Austria)

2004 – 2006 After merger of BIT into Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG): Director, Division for European and International Programmes (EIP), FFG

Current Employment/Responsibilities:

Honorary Professor (TUW) and Independent Expert for European and International Research and Technology Cooperation

Areas of Research Interest:

European and International Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Policies and Programmes; Interdisciplinary Problems of Technology; Evaluation and Impact Assessment of RTI Policies Programmes, Initiatives and Institutions; Formation and Continuing Education of Engineers