The Austrian Council consists of eight members with voting rights, four of whom were appointed by the Minister of Science and Research and four by the Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology. The members of the Austrian Council with voting rights are appointed for a five year term of office and may be reappointed for one further period. The Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Minister of Science and Research, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Family and Youth and the Minister of Finance or their designated representatives hold seats on the Austrian Council but have no voting rights.
You can download the Act here (German). The passages concerning the Austrian Council can be found in Article 2, Paragraph 17 (page 11ff).
On this page, we introduce you to the members of the 4th term of the Austrian Council (in alphabetical order):
Hannes ANDROSCH, Dr. | Chairman
Industrialist and i.a. Supervisory Board Chairman of Austrian Institute of Technology
Markus HENGSTSCHLÄGER, Univ.-Prof. Dr. | Vice Chairman
Geneticist, Medical University of Vienna
Jakob Edler, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Director of the Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School
Hermann Hauser, Dr.
Business founder, IT entrepreneur and entrepreneur for risk capital in Great Britain, co-founder Silicon Fen („british Silicon Valley“)
Sabine Herlitschka, DI Dr. MBA
CEO Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Helga Nowotny, em. Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Former President European Research Council, Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria
Sylvia Schwaag-Serger, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Executive Director International Strategy and Networks, Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)
Klara Sekanina, Dr.
Council member Swiss Federal Foundation for Promotion of the National Economy through Scientific Research
Former Director of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann
Minister of Education, Science and Research
Leonore Gewessler, BA
Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Mag. Gernot Blümel, MBA
Minister of Finance
Dr. Margarete Schramböck
Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs