RTDS Group – RTDS

RTDS Association is the Austrian non-profit arm of the RTDS Group supporting implementation and management of European research and innovation projects to optimise the use of results for maximum impact. RTDS has a proven track record in enabling the innovators to move research and technology from the lab to the market. RTDS addresses heterogenous networks of stakeholders to manage, communicate and exploit the individual and jointly developed know-how while analysing broader socio-economic aspects required for uptake of the project results. RTDS works closely with academia, small-and-medium sized companies, European associations and interest groups, corporate entities, and independent research institutions interested in sustainable transition. Not pursuing ownership of research results, RTDS objectively manages all DEC and innovation processes in collaborative projects to develop business models and exploitation plans in the interest of all involved partners.

In SUSTAINair, RTDS is supporting the coordinator in financial management while leading the dissemination, exploitation and communication work package, which includes IPR management, business model development, communication, as well as training activities.

Luis Rodrigues

Luis holds and LLM from the University of Turin and is a legal expert leading tasks on IP, innovation and data management to ensure the adequate exploitation of IP and research data. including the negotiation of Consortium Agreements and Technology Transfer Agreements (TTA). Luis has been involved in more than 17 projects since the FP7. He conducts trainings on IP and Innovation Management and participates in conferences in Europe and Latin America.

David Donnerer

David Donnerer

David holds a BA in Journalism and Media Management from the FH Vienna University of Applied Sciences and an MA in International Studies from Aarhus University. He is also a certified PMI project manager and has +5 years of experience in working as freelance journalist for various Austrian and European media outlets. At RTDS, he is responsible for dissemination, exploitation, communication and project management activities.

Stephen Webb

Stephen has degrees in engineering, business and law, having completed the LL.M programme in Intellectual Property Rights at the University of Turin in 2013. He completed his PhD from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) as a researcher within an FP6 project. Commencing his first project in FP4 more than 20 years ago, Stephen is a recognised impact expert in EU projects, both within Austria and across Europe. He is a regular conference speaker and a Panel Vice Chair for H2020 evaluations for the European Commission.

Team members


Roxana Weiss-Anton