Silicon Alps Cluster - Oana Mitrea

Q: What is the name of your business and what is its mission?

I am head of technology in the Silicon Alps Cluster ( Electronics-Based Systems Cluster). Silicon Alps aims to improve the competitiveness, the innovation output and the international visibility of its cooperation partners (Businesses and Research Facilities). My dream/goal: Supporting the generation of exciting, meaningful, socially-responsible technological systems and projects.

Q: How did you end up where you are today?

Motivated by a passion for science fiction and space I obtained my PhD as a technology sociologist from TU Darmstadt and the University of Bukarest. For a long time I worked on various Smart System Projects at the University of Klagenfurt. At the moment I still teach there on the topics of Smart Mobility System and the impact of technology.

Q: What are the best parts of your day to day work?

The morning.

Q: What keeps you motivated?

The enthusiasm, the endurance and the creativity of the people I interact with.

Q: What are your personal principles and values?

Fairness, endurance, an openness for new things and at the same time, an appreciation for time-tested things and wisdom.

Q: What does success look like to you?

Sunrise after a cloudy day.

Q: What helps you grow personally?

Friendship with others and every-day challenges.

Q: How du you recharge your batteries?

Vacation in Romania to refresh childhood memories.

Q: What else do you want to accomplish in your career?

To write a book on technological sociology.