Julia is responsible for business ideation and high-tech venture development at Fraunhofer Venture. She is passionate about supporting Fraunhofer researchers in aligning tech and market development at early innovation phases in order to make impact for society. Julia obtained her PhD from WU Wien. At the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, her main focus was in open and user innovation consulting partners like CERN, ESA or Deutsche Telekom. Personal steps previously to her activities at Fraunhofer Venture have been in IBM Austria and CEE as well as in start-ups.