Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in the late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for Key Enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovation. The main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others, Michael Wiesmüller acted as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI’s ECSEL and as Director of the EUREKA Clusters ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives. Special Initiatives which were initiated within his department are for example Industry 4.0 Pilot Factories, Silicon Austria, AI-Strategy Austria and the lighthouse projects Data Market Austria and the Trustworthy Internet of Things.
Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology