The FFG Management

Henrietta Egerth and Klaus Pseiner have been the managing directors of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency since its founding in September 2004.

Management Board

Dr. Henrietta Egerth-Stadlhuber


Managing Partner Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Henrietta Egerth studied commercial science at the University of Linz and then she worked for some years in Brussels. On her return to Vienna, she worked for the Federation of Austrian Industry before moving to the Ministry of Economics and Labour in 2000, where she was responsible for business promotion and research and development. Since 2004 Henrietta Egerth is General Manager of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.
  Dr. Klaus PSEINER


Managing Partner Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Klaus Pseiner earned his PhD in biology (ecology) at Vienna University. After working for two years as a student assistant at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Klaus Pseiner accepted a position at Dornier GmbH. Afterwards he was project manager at Österreichische Raumfahrt- und Systemtechnik GmbH and became head of strategic technology planning at ESA/ESTEC in 1989. In 1998, he was appointed anaging director of the Austrian Space Agency (ASA). Since 2004 Klaus Pseiner is General Manager of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.

Photocredit: Martin Lusser


Supervisory Board


Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL, former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Deputy Chairman

Johann MARIHART, Agrana AG


Hannes BARDACH, Frequentis AG
Günter GRABHER, Grabher Group
Christian GRABNER, Knapp AG
Günter RÜBIG, Rübig GmbH & Co KG
Christa SCHLAGER, Vienna Chamber of Labour
Agnes STREISSLER-FÜHRER, Austrian Trade Union Federation
Günter THUMSER, Austrian Brand Association
Andreas WEBER, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Members delegated by the staff council

Alexander KOSZ, FFG

Consultant members

(Sec. 6 Para 4 of the FFG Act)

Hannes ANDROSCH, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, Industrialist
Markus HENGSTSCHLÄGER, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development
Hans SÜNKEL, Austrian Science Fund


Management of FFG


Heads of Departments

General Programmes

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 1001

Structural Programmes

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 2001

Thematic Programmes 

Emmanuel GLENCK
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 5001

European and International Programmes

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 4001

Aeronautics and Space Agency

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 3001

Project Controlling and Audit

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6070

Digitalisation Agency

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7016  

Heads of Staff Units

Strategy Unit

Michael BINDER
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7010

Quality Management and Internal Audits

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7017

Research and Development Allowance

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7050

Heads of Central Service Units

Legal Department

Christian HOPP
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6030

Corporate Finances

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6040

Human Resources and Facility Management

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6020

Information Technology

Stefan STIDL
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6050

Public Relations

Gerlinde TUSCHER
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6010


Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee for the General Programmes

The FFG Management has established an Advisory Committee for the General Programmes in agreement with the Supervisory Board and in accordance with the FFG Act. The members are nominated by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Federal Chamber of Labour, the Austrian Trade Union Federation and the Chamber of Agriculture in accordance with the Committee’s rules of procedure. Special emphasis is placed on choosing members with specialist knowledge in economics, business management and technology from different industrial and technological fields.

The Committee advises on the funding of individual projects submitted to the General Programmes, Bridge, Headquarter and High Tech Start-ups. It also advises the management in the following matters: issuing of guidelines, managing the General Programmes, preparing the annual work programme and multi-year programme, further development of the funding instruments, and defining key funding areas.


Advisory Committee of the Aeronautics and Space Agency

The Advisory Committee of the Aeronautics and Space Agency was established with the specific goal of supporting the FFG in strategy development in the aerospace sector.

Aerospace is a high-tech field requiring strong public commitment. The FFG Advisory Committee of the Aeronautics and Space Agency is placed at the interface with the relevant ministry and acts as a major driving force and multiplier to define framework conditions and make recommendations. It serves as a platform for consultations and suggestions as to the strategic orientation of the aerospace activities both to the FFG Management and the Head of the Aeronautics and Space Agency. Working groups have been established to develop recommendations for supporting Austrian participation in ESA programmes. The Advisory Committee also serves as the discussion forum for the FFG’s contribution to the Austrian aeronautics research, innovation and technology strategy of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), for the national Take-Off Programme and Austrian participation in the 7th EU Framework Programme.


Advisory Committee of the Digitalisation Agency

The Advisory Committee of the Digitalisation Agency supports the strategic orientation and planning in the field of digitisation.



FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 0