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Iris Fischl

Senior Researcher

Office address:

Gußhausstraße 8-1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 505 97 61 / 51

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Iris Fischl graduated from the University of Vienna in 2004, having studied political science, cultural anthropology with focus on policy analysis, political strategies of cluster formation, innovation networks and biotechnological policies. Since 2004 she has been working at the Austrian Institute for SME Research as a researcher and since September 2011 as a senior researcher/project manager in the departments "evaluation" and "innovation/technology". Iris Fischl is specialized on the evaluation of processes, programmes and institutions in the area of research, technology and innovation policies at regional, national and international level. Furthermore, she is engaged in the innovation behaviour of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and support measures in different technological fields (nanotechnology, biotechnology, climate and environmental technology, etc.). Iris Fischl works with qualitative as well as quantitative methods and is involved in (further) development of evaluation methods. Iris Fischl is co-speaker of the working team evaluation from RTI-Policy of Deutschen Gesellschaft für Evaluation (DeGEval) and Member of the Plattform Forschungs- und Technologieevaluierung (fteval).

Main focus:

  • evaluation of RTI-policy measures
  • ongoing monitoring and evaluation of support and advisory measures
  • analyses and studies in the field of technology, innovation and research in SMEs