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About the world of innovation

January 24, 2024

Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes wrote a guest article “Of lasers, passion and Nobel Prizes” on “Der Brutkasten”.

In 1997, Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Academic Expert & Lecturer at our Digital Economy Study Programs and project manager of the “Learning Studio for Hybrid Teams” research project funded by the City of Vienna, founded the start-up Femtolasers with the current Nobel Prize winner in physics Ferenc Krausz and four other colleagues.

The startup focused on the development and commercialization of laser systems. Over the years, the team grew to 52 employees and in 2015 the startup was acquired by the major American company Newport.

As part of the founding team, Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes was responsible for PR and marketing. In the guest article on “Der Brutkasten”, she provides insights into the world of innovation, the history of the start-up and the challenges faced by brilliant minds and creative inventors like Ferenc Krausz and his team.

>> To the guest article on „Der Brutkasten” (in German)