Digital transformation for business practice
By integrating these research perspectives, IDS enables comprehensive solutions for digital transformation and focuses on the interactions of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, Internet of Things on specific processes, organization and business models.
IDS places particular emphasis on an active dialogue with business practice. To this end, it actively promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences with companies, students and research institutions, as well as public and private interest groups. Specific challenges in the context of digital technologies are addressed in applied research and practical projects, teaching activities and transfer events.
Regional competitiveness for Vienna as a business location
A second focus of IDS is regional competitiveness. The endowed chair Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MoC) – as part of the IDS – produces practical studies for Vienna as a business location. In addition, courses and activities are co-ordinated and carried out as part of the FHWien der WKW’s membership in the Harvard Business School’s MoC network.
The results of the IDS research are published in the form of practical studies and transfer articles, conference papers and in leading international journals. The IDS researchers work closely with practitioners from industry as well as colleagues from national and international universities and research institutions.
Projects & Publications
Learning Studio for hybrid teams
Development of a “Living Studio” for hybrid teaching
The learning studio will create an infrastructure suitable for hybrid collaboration, which shall be integrated into classes. For this purpose, novel teaching methods will be designed and tested together with students and teachers, who will have the opportunity to use the entire hybrid workspace and equipment for learning purposes.
Sponsor: City of Vienna MA23 – Economy, Labor and Statistics
Project period: 01.01.2023 to 31.12.2025
Project duration: 36 months
Organizational Ambidexterity in SMEs
How can SMEs successfully respond to the demands of digital transformation?
The digital transformation is one of the greatest challenges for established companies in all industries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which constitute the foundation of the regional economy in Vienna are pressured to successfully transform their businesses.
Funding: City of Vienna (MA23 – Economy, Labor and Statistics)
Project period: 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2025
Project duration: 36 months
Sustainable digitalization of pharmaceutical logistics
Programme: COIN SME Innovation Networks, 13th call for proposals
Funding Organization: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Implementing agency: FFG
Project period: 1.10.2021 to 30.09.2023
Project duration: 24 months
"Made in Austria: The Future of Production in Austria"
Study by the TU Vienna in cooperation with the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy (IDS) of FHWien der WKW.
Annual survey of over 100 managers in Austrian industrial companies to present the status quo and the expectations of domestic industry on a regular and methodical basis. Automation, digitalization and assistance systems play a central role in the survey.
Publications, Presentations & Podcasts
You can find the publications and presentations of our experts as well as the podcasts with researchers and guest speakers here.
FH-Prof. Dr. Walter Mayrhofer
Head of Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy
FH-Prof.in Dr.in Ann-Christine Schulz
MA23-Project „Organizational Ambidexterity in SMEs“
DI Dr. Clemens Löffler
Gerald Schneikart, MBA, PhD