May 21, 2015

Two happy winners of a scholarship for the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Left to right: Christian Walder, Sabine Köszegi & Christian Kittel

In cooperation with the Austrian “Industriemagazin” the TU Wien and the WU Executive Academy awarded two partial scholarships in the amount of EUR 15,000 each for the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Class 2015-2017.

Out of the great number of outstanding applications five of the shortlisted candidates followed the invitation to the hearing.

The jury consisted of Univ.Prof. Dr. Sabine T. Köszegi (Academic Director, TU Wien), Mag.(FH) Annelies Smoliner (student of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Class 2013-2015) and MMag. Catherina Purrucker (Program Manager TU Wien).
Due to the convincing presentations of all candidates it was very difficult for the jury to come to a decision. Finally, the partial scholarships in the amount of EUR 15,000 each were awarded to Mr. Christian Kittel, PhD, PhD and Mr. Christian Walder, MSc, MSc. 

Mr. Kittel studied food- and biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences and completed his doctoral studies there in the field of virology. He also holds a PhD in the field of immunology from the Medical University of Vienna. He is Head of Project Management Group „Disruptive Technologies“ and Senior Manager at Baxter Bioscience. He convinced the jury because of his sharp analytical skills, his entrepreneurial spirit and his innovation background.

Christian Walder completed his master studies on Environmental Engineering and Wildflife Ecology and Wildlife Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences. He works as a technician and process engineer at VA Tech WABAG in the field of water and waste water treatment, among others in the project management of different R&D projects. He will bring vast international and intercultural experience into the MBA group and convinced the jury with his high social competence and communicational skills as well as his high interest in the combination of innovation, leadership and business.

Both scholarship holders look forward to acquiring know-how focused on entrepreneurship and innovation and to exchanging ideas with other international participants. Congratulations to the scholarship holders!

Applications for the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation are still possible until June 30, 2015. For detailed information please visit our website.


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