Managing Director 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.
Managing Director Austrian Research Promotion Agency
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
Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL, former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Johann MARIHART, former CEO Agrana AG
Hannes BARDACH, Frequentis AG
Ulrike DOMANY-FUNTAN, fit4internet
Iris EISENBERGER, University of Graz
Christian GRABNER, Knapp AG
Martina MARA, University of Linz
Günter RÜBIG, Rübig GmbH & Co KG
Christa SCHLAGER, Vienna Chamber of Labour
Agnes STREISSLER-FÜHRER, Austrian Trade Union Federation
Members delegated by the staff council
Peter BAUMHAUER, FFG
Maria BÜRGERMEISTER-MÄHR, FFG
Monika EGGER-FUCHS, FFG
Markus HINTERWALLNER, FFG
Alexander KOSZ, FFG
(Sec. 6 Para 4 of the FFG Act)
Sonja PUNTSCHER RIEKMANN, Austrian Science Fund
Klara SEKANINA, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development
Management of FFG
Heads of Departments
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 1001
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 2001
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
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6070
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7101
Heads of Staff Units
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7010
Research and Development Allowance
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 7050
Heads of Central Service Units
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6030
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6040
Human Resources and Facility Management
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6020
Phone +43 (0)5 7755 - 6010
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.
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.