Projects & Ideas


Georg Hauer on disruptive innovation in banking

On the 7th May 2018, Georg Hauer, General Manager Austria of N26, one of the fastest growing banks in Europe with more than 850.000 customers across 17 European markets, held an amazing speech at the Vienna University for Management and Communication, talking about what it means to build a first pan-European bank. […]


Economies do not need
to grow –
Doughnut Economics

Equating economic growth with economic health- and why this equation fails. The construct of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) “measures the monetary value of final goods and services—that are bought by the final user—produced in a country in a given period of time”, according to the International Monetary Fund. Consumption, hence […]


Interview with Kaitlyn Chang on entrepreneurship

This year the Women Techmakers Vienna event took place at the Vienna University of Technology on 10th March and I had the chance to listen the Keynote Kaitlyn Chang gave. Kaitlyn has spent 10 years in the Samsung Group, most recently as Managing Director of its in-house creative agency, Cheil […]


The surprising habits of original thinkers

At some point, we all asked ourselves one question: Why didn’t I think of that? At least that’s what I ask myself when I hear about new ideas becoming reality or whenever I can’t find a solution by my own. As someone who’d like to be more original, I always […]


Let’s hear the good news first

Information is power! This has been a rough year. And it’s only March! Winter has just decided to arrive although we are already suffering from a massive lack of Vitamin D and it feels like summer is a distant memory. We rely on a crazy amount of coffee hoping to feel […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]


What do Wien Energie and Blockchain have in Common?

The buzz around the blockchain technology has been going on in the media already for a while. But over the past few months, foreign and local newspapers alike have flooded us with some more blockchain-specific headlines, including…   “Wien Energie gets on the blockchain” (Engerati, February 2017)  “BP, Eni Trading […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]