Dr. Guntram Geser, MAS

Position: Senior Innovation Researcher
Department: Innovation & Value Creation
Telephon: +43/662/2288-303

Scientific area

Guntram Geser has in-depth research experience in projects funded under the EU Framework Programmes and other European and national research and innovation programmes. Main tasks in such projects are the development of ICT research & development roadmaps, technology monitoring & assessment, and studies on ICT adoption, usage, and impact. He also takes care for the data management and ethical questions of projects.

Selected current and completed projects:

  • DyMoN – Dynamic Mobility Nudge (JPI Urban Europe, 5/2021-4/2024). Key tasks: Behavioral change methods for sustainable urban mobility, project impact evaluation, data management & ethics.
  • SimpliCITY – Marketplace for user-centered sustainability services (JPI Urban Europe, 10/2018-6/2021). Key tasks: Behavioral change methods and evaluation, policy recommendations, data management & ethics.
  • ARIADNEplus (H2020-Infrastructure, 1/2019-12/2022). Key tasks: Research community needs, technology monitoring, innovation agenda, impact evaluation.
  • GATE – Granting Accessible Tourism for Everyone (Interreg V-A Italia-Österreich, 3/2018-12/2020). Key tasks: Study on barrier-free and inclusive tourism, implementation of the regional pilot “Kinderleicht Wandern”, evaluation of pilot sites, guidelines for inclusive tourism innovations in Alpine regions. Research outputs are archived in Zenodo.
  • DOIT – Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world (H2020, 10/2017-9/2020). Key tasks: Research methods, ethics approvals, records of data processing, policy briefs and recommendations. Research outputs are archived in Zenodo.
  • AL Vision 2025 (BMVIT/FFG, Benefit, 8/2017-5/2018). Key tasks: Analysis of the knowledge base on Active and Assisted Living, recommended measures in Austria for stakeholder survey and vision workshops.
  • ARIADNE – Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe (FP7-Infrastructure, 02/2013-01/2017). Key tasks: Community building, innovation agenda, user requirements, linked data, e-archaeology.
  • agINFRA – Data Infrastructure to Support Agricultural Scientific Communities (FP7-Infrastructure, 10/2011-10/2014). Key tasks: User requirements, data policies, evaluation of e-research services.
  • CreativeCH – Creative Cooperations in Cultural Heritage (FP7-SiS, 10/2011-09/2014). Key tasks: Innovation forum, workshop programme, toolkit & handbook.
  • Links-up – Learning 2.0 for disadvantaged people (Lifelong Learning, 11/2009-10/2011). Key task: Case study report on inclusive Learning 2.0.
  • STERNA – Semantic Web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application (eContentPlus, 06/2008-11/2010). Key task: Technology Watch Report.
  • Hist.Urban – Integrated Revitalisation of Historic Towns (Interreg IIIB CADSES, 02/2006-08/2008). Key task: A study on Historic Towns and Cultural Tourism in the Experience Economy.
  • EPOCH – Excellence in Processing Open Heritage (FP6-IST NoE, 03/2004-03/2008). Key task: Development of a common longer-term Research Agenda in ICT for tangible cultural heritage such as monuments, archaeological sites and museum collections.
  • OLCOS – Open eLearning Content Observatory Services (01/2006-12/2007): Key task: Development of the OLCOS Roadmap for Open Educational Resources 2012.
  • Prosuming in the eTourism Industry (2005-2006): Study for the Austrian Network for eTourism (ANET), the Austrian network of three competency centres including the ANET centre at Salzburg Research.
  • Digital Content Engineering – R&D and Market Opportunities (2004-2005): Study for the industrial competency centre Salzburg NewMediaLab.
  • DigiCULT Forum (FP5-IST accompanying measure, 03/2002-12/2004): The “technology watchdog” for the European ALM (Archives, Libraries, Museums) sector.
  • EP 2010 – The Future of Electronic Publishing in 2010 (11/2002-10/2003): Strategic study for the European Commission, DG Information Society, Directorate E.
  • DigiCULT – Technological Landscapes for Tomorrow’s Cultural Economy (01-12/2001): Strategic study for the European Commission, DG Information Society, D2: Cultural Heritage Applications.

Background / Expertise
Guntram Geser holds a Doctorate (Communication and Political Sciences) from the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg (1989) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Telematics Management from the Donau-University Krems, Austria (1997).
He joined Salzburg Research in September 1997 and from January 2001 to February 2011 led the department Information Society Research. Since then he worked as senior researcher on projects of the departments InnovationLab and Innovation & Value Creation.

Project coordination

How to find us
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