Markus is Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science at the University of Vienna. His research is driven by the question as to how the new comes into the world, and focuses on the interdisciplinary areas of innovation, knowledge, cognition and the design of so-called “Enabling Spaces,” i.e. spaces for the generation of new knowledge. He is a founder of theLivingCore, where he serves as chief scientific officer; in this capacity, he brings leading-edge research directly to clients and has many years of international experience in consulting projects.
Trained as a landscape architect, Thomas focuses on the crucial details that often make the difference for the whole. He can draw on a wealth of experience as manager of a number of major projects. His introduction of innovative, entrepreneurial working and thinking to organizations has made a lasting impact on his clients. Thomas is a board member of PDMA Austria (product development and management association) as well as of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS). Thomas lectures at several European Universities on the topics of innovation, enabling spaces, creativity and strategy.
He invented the innovation technology “leap”, as well as the methodology of the “Enabling Spaces Design Process”, together with Markus.