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Martin Mössler

ESA Space startup-developer

Martin Mössler studied mechanical engineering at the Graz University of Technology, then Political Science in Salzburg, International Relations in Oxford, and completed a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Professional positions led to the staff of Austria’s Federal President, the management of a tourism company as well as the rectorate of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 2010-2016 he furthermore served as assistant to the Rector of Graz University of Technology.

Since 2015 he is a member of the “Council for a 21st Century” dealing with the future of employment.

In June 2016, Martin Mössler was appointed Managing Director of Science Park Graz, General Manager of ESA BIC Austria and ESA IAP Ambassador. Since then, he follows his aim: to develop Science Park Graz together with the European Space Agency into the leading SEE start-up incubator.

“By merging business with science and academic expertise as well as with industrial know-how, we have created a powerful support structure for what we believe to be the cradle of innovation: Our startup ecosystem. The trust, visions and drive of our founders give us all the momentum it takes to facilitate the transformation from dream to reality. And that’s what our mission is all about – transforming visionary ideas into successful businesses.” – Martin Mössler, Managing Director SPG and ESA IAP Austria Ambassador