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Patricia Stark


Patricia is leading the Open Innovation in Science Impact Lab called „The Future We Want“ at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz in cooperation with Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft. Patricia is passionate about innovation, co-creation and creativity. She likes working together with different stakeholders to unleash their creative potential in order to explore challenges and opportunities for the future. In addition, Patricia teaches Design Thinking and Service Design at several universitiesPrior to leading the lab, she has been facilitating various innovation projects for industrial enterprises. Patricia holds an MBA in “Creative Process Leadership”.  

OIS expertise

  • Lab Coordinator, Open Innovation in Science Impact Lab THE FUTURE WE WANT

    Patricia leads THE FUTURE WE WANT Lab located at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. There she is responsible to embed the Open Innovation in Science approach in research. She is building up a community with like-minded scientists and coordinates a university wide funding program to foster OIS initiatives.  

    Patricia, is facilitating these OIS projects, enables capability buildings and is JKU’s link to the Open Innovation in Science Center at LBG. 

Relevant (work) experience

seit Mar 2021

Lab Coordinator, THE FUTURE WE WANT

The future we want
seit Jan 2016

Independent Product- and Innovation Manager

seit Jan 2016

External Lecturer University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Management Center Innsbruck, Danube University Krems

Jan 2007 – Dec 2016

International Product Manager, KEBA AG