Chief Executive Officer at the digitAAL Life, Graz
Lecturer in Innovation and Technology in Health and Care at the IMC Fachhochschule Krems.
It is a challenge turning research results into practical solutions. This conference shall foster the professional exchange of solution providers with the scientific community and inspire (future) entrepreneurs.
Maria Fellner, MBA, is a CEO and a co-founder of the digitAAL Life GmbH. From 2013 to 2020 she was the Head of Business Development at the institute DIGITAL of JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Graz, Austria). She supported the institute’s research groups in business development, marketing, PR, and sales of their innovative (future) products and services and designs with customer relationship management. Since 2011, she also coordinated activities of the institute in the field of Digital Health & Care (formerly Active and Assisted Living).
From 1999 to 2013, Maria Fellner led the Intelligent Acoustic Solutions team at the Institute and, with her acquisitions and project management, contributed to the success of this growing field of activity, which, with its many industry-related projects, is a good example of actively implementing business and market orientation in applied research.
This professional work is based on diploma studies in electrical engineering (Graz University of Technology) and a Professional MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (WU Executive Academy).
In addition to the full-time job, Fellner is working as a lecturer for innovation and technology in healthcare at the IMC FH Krems (Austria) in the master programs Applied Health Sciences and Management of Health Institutions. From 1999 to 2014 Fellner held several teaching assignments in the field of acoustics and audio engineering at Graz University of Technology and supervised numerous academic theses.
Disclosure of the Conflict of Interest
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