Projects & Ideas


Tech–xpat, or should that be Tech-xile?

Expat– ‘a person who lives outside their native country’ Exile – ‘the state of being barred from one’s native country’ – Roughly what most dictionaries would say Like many good stories (and quite a few bad ones), this thought process all began in an Irish Pub. As many of you […]


Thinking about our gender journey

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8th March, we reflect on society’s journey towards gender equality. Image by MAKY_OREL on Pixabay Simply put, in the words of the UN, gender equality is the “respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to sex”. For […]


The simplexity of donations

Under the slogan “choose one item from the list and make a difference”, the attendees of SIMPLEXITY could solve a complex problem by taking a simple step: providing those in need with everyday objects. They were asked to bring in-kind donations for a well-known Austrian charity: Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst aids asylum seekers […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


Calle Libre
Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]


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 […]