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Founded in 2021, the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy (IDS) at FHWien der WKW is engaged in applied research, development and innovation in two areas of work:

At the heart of a university, competence is developed through academic work. This applies to students as well as to our academic staff. That is why we set ourselves challenging goals and make results visible.



Expanding and maintaining diverse networks is an essential part of our activities.

  • Companies are crucial stakeholders. They provide impulses for new research questions, cooperate as project partners, are important recipients of our findings and provide valuable feedback.
  • Cooperation with universities and other research institutions, both in Austria and internationally, is a crucial resource and the result of demanding third-party funding and publication projects.


  • Projects with companies and third-party funded projects are resource, most important form and result of our work.
  • IDS regularly publishes relevant findings in practice-oriented form and scientific journals. This provides meaningful contributions to the further development of practice as well as to scientific discourse.
  • The researchers at the IDS exemplify scientific attitudes to students, involve them in discussion and work processes and communicate current results of our activities to them.
  • The Research Institute contributes to the further development of the academic culture at FHWien der WKW by actively participating in the exchange between teaching, research, administration and management at our university.

Projects & Publications

Current Projects

Publications, Presentations & Podcasts

You can find the publications and presentations of our experts as well as the podcasts with researchers and guest speakers here.

Publications Database
Research Listening Lounge (mainly in German)



Walter Mayrhofer

FH-Prof. Dr. Walter Mayrhofer

Head of Research

Head of Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy

Publications Ann-Christine Schulz Ann-Christine Schulz

Strategy Coordinator

Project Leader
MA23-Project „Organizational Ambidexterity in SMEs“


DI Dr. Clemens Löffler

Senior Researcher
MOC Coordinator

Gerald Schneikart

Gerald Schneikart, MBA, PhD

Senior Researcher

Patrick Rupprecht

Dr. techn. Patrick Rupprecht, MSc, MSc, MA

MA23-Project „Organizational Ambidexterity in SMEs"

Academic Expert & Lecturer
Strategy & MoC


Magdalena Chamandy

Office Manager