Team Silicon Alps

Here we present the team of the Silicon Alps Cluster. At one go you see the responsibilities of each team member and easily find your proper contact person. Our team is pleased to get in contact with you.

Dipl. Ing. David Johannes Tatschl

Managing Director

After studying electrical engineering, electronics and communication technology at the University of Technology in GRAZ and the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland USA, I worked several years for Infineon Technologies in the Silicon Valley and later as a Program Manager in Villach Austria. After a long stay abroad for the premium automotive lighting manufacturer ZKW in India, I headed the Global Sales of TGW Mechanics GmbH as Director of Sales.
With the first of January 2020 I took over the management of the Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH.

Dr. Oana Mitrea

Technology & Funding

A technology sociologist and innovation researcher, I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Bucharest (2002) and Darmstadt University of Technology (2005). Between 2005-2011 I had worked at IFZ – Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work, and Culture, Graz. 2011 I switched to the Technical Faculty of the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, working in  smart mobility and AAL research projects. Since 2006 I’ve been also teaching at the University of Klagenfurt about the societal impact of autonomous technologies.

In Silicon Alps Cluster  I’m heading the technological cluster focus groups and the matters of project cooperation

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Mag. Ruth Aigner

Ecosystem Development

Biography currently under maintenance!

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Mag. Christina Henrich

2012-2016 pewag International

2011-2012 Uniopt | Michael Pachleitner Group

2009-2010 Kastner & Öhler

2001-2009 Several companies in the private sector

Projectmanagement Events & Controlling

After finalization of my studies Business Administration at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt I went to Graz where I worked as a Trade Marketing Manager at Uniopt I strengthened my skills in Project Management and Marketing in the B2B sector. After careful consideration, I decided to take the next career step and changed to the headquarters of the chain manufacturer pewag. In this position I managed the inhouse advertising department and was responsible for diverse international marketing activities as well as for project- and process management. Since June 2017 I am part of the Silicon Alps Cluster team. My responsibilities are Project Management and Marketing at the office of Graz.

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Mag. Veneta Ivanova

Seit 2018 Startup Europe Ambassador

2016-2018 Lindner Recycling Tech

2012-2013 federWild

Startup Europe Ambassador

After studying journalism and communication science at the University of Klagenfurt and spending some time abroad, I worked in the marketing department of Lindner Recycling Tech. In this internationally operating company, I was responsible for PR and worldwide trade fair organisation. Already during my studies, I was able to gain experience in marketing at federWild, an agency for new media, and to implement joint projects with the WKK and ORF Carinthia.

I’ve been project manager at Silicon Alps since February 2018. Besides my work for the cluster, I am the official ambassador for Startup Europe in Austria and I work with seven other partners from Germany, France and Spain on the Horizon 2020 project Scale-EUp2. With my work on this project, I get an overview of the startup scene, especially in the area of the Internet of Things, in order to act as a multiplier in the Austrian startup ecosystem and to actively and purposefully support startups.

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Eva-Maria Jobst, BA

2018 – 2020 Five Elements Films

2015 – 2020 Alpen-Adria Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Media- and Communication Sciences

2010 – 2015 EUREGIO HTBLVA Ferlach, Industrial Design

Communication & Marketing

My creative career began during my training at the Higher Technical Education Institute with a training focus on industrial design. In addition to drawing, drafting and designing, the education here was also on the training of graphic skills as well as the technical implementation of design projects with the help of model building.

Afterwards I’ve started my studies on media and communication sciences and strengthen at the same time my interest in film work. Through an internship at a film company I gained practical knowledge in the editorial work of various TV short films as well as in the production management of various other film projects. In addition to my skills in film production and postproduction, I’ve collected a lot of experience in DTP design, which I’m now using for Silicon Alps.

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Mag. Hartwin Kostron

Marketing and Communication

2009 – 2020 Young Mountain Marketing, Marketing Director

2013 –  University of Graz, International Marketing and Business Communication

2003 – 2013 University of Graz, Applied Linguistics, English Literature and Media Studies

Communication, Marketing & Public Relations

As a passionate linguist, strategic forward thinker, innovation nerd and outdoor-enthusiast, I see modern-day marketing as so much more than boasting with neat designs and screeching claims, but as the foundation of and the key to any successful business development.

Before I came to Silicon Alps, I spend over a decade in the Alpine Winter Sports Industry working on concepts that increased the value of European skiing resorts and tourism for winter sports enthusiasts. With the agency Young Mountain Marketing, I was responsible for the Overall Marketing and Communication Development of the company and its brands. Over the years I not only got the chance to be part of a growing business from a handful of employees to +250 and heading a high-performing marketing team of 25 skilled creative colleagues and many more in the network. Apart from the successful strategic and structural lead, my main contribution was to establish and maintain a truly unique company culture of creativity, respect and efficiency through the continuous work on crafting and telling the company’s and all stakeholder’s story in beautiful words and pictures.

As of October of 2020, I take the opportunity to push the Marketing, Communication and Public Relations of the Silicon Alps Cluster forward. My dedication goes into making all the magnificent efforts of all our partners and people working within the field of EBS technologies visible.

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Anna Katholnig, MSc.

2017 – 2020     Intel Austria GmbH

2015 – 2019       Master of Science at Karl-Franzens University Graz Sustainability oriented management

2011 – 2015       Bachelor of Science at Karl-Franzens University Graz Environmental system sciences with economics as main area of focus

Executive Assistance

I did my studies at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz on sustainability oriented management, with operational environmental- , sustainability- and innovation-management as main areas of focus. During the finalization of my master thesis I started as a Trainee at Intel Austria GmbH. In this internationally operating company I worked as an accounting assistant and was responsible for the coordination of purchase orders and invoices. Furthermore I gained general experience in the areas of administrative support, finance and human resources.

Since July 2020 I am part of the Silicon Alps Cluster team as executive assistant.

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