About Climate Lab

Climate Lab is the place for innovative, bold alliances to achieve climate neutrality goals as quickly as possible.

Our Story

Climate Lab was initiated by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and the Austrian Ministry of Climate Action and Energy (BMK) together with Wien Energie, EIT Climate-KIC and Impact Hub.

We share the conviction that the solutions needed on the path to climate neutrality can only be developed in new partnerships. We need to collaborate like never before—across industries and sectors.

Through our own alliance and in Climate Lab itself, we want to exemplify and enable this. Together, we are developing collaborative programs, creating space for exploration, and developing a cross-sector community of climate innovators to achieve our shared goal: Climate neutrality as quickly as possible.

Our Role

We facilitate collaboration between leading companies and relevant public authorities in Austria; create programs for promising start-ups and scale-ups across Europe; and provide an inspiring space to work, think, meet, and connect at a unique location in Vienna.

Our Impact

We focus on the sectors with the biggest potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and make the shift towards a circular economy: Energy, mobility, construction, and housing. We measure our progress based on the innovative concepts created and emissions saved; on the powerful connections made and new partnerships initiated; on the sustainable jobs created and new topics established to influence public discourse. And, finally, on the courage and optimism we can inspire despite the challenges that we all face.

Our Space

With three floors of working, meeting and event space, Climate Lab’s modern interior is based on human-centric principles and experimentation with circular practices. From leased furniture and carbon-neutral carpets, to flexible work and event spaces, community kitchens and focus rooms, our space is designed to encourage connection, collaboration and creativity.

Progress Report 2023

Climate Lab is where solutions happen. Through our programs, community and events, we use collaboration to move the climate transformation forward. Find out how in our “Progress Report 2023.”

Careers

We offer our team members a vibrant work environment, with diverse opportunities to develop professionally and take an active role in shaping our organization.

Space Host

As a Space Host, you are responsible for ensuring that members and guests have a great experience at Climate Lab. Not only are you the first one people will come to with questions and requests, you will also support the smooth implementation of community and external events.

This position is 25 hours per week.

All positions are currently filled. Any new job opportunities will be posted here and on our LinkedIn channel.

Our Team

Agnes Pattermann

Space Host

Anna Grün-Lastin

Innovation Lead

Barbara Inmann

Programs Director
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Fiona Hahn

Innovation Lead

Franziska Reis Teixeira da Costa

Event Coordinator

Gebhard Ottacher

Managing Director

Gregor Pflüger

Innovation Director

Helene Pattermann

Circularity Director

Jana Nader

Space Lead

Lara Roth

Community Lead
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Marion Schulz

Innovation Lead

Markus Palzer-Khomenko

Communications Manager

Moritz Hentrich

Event Coordinator

Sinziana Satmarean

Space Host

Stephanie Don

Communications Lead

Thomas Kaissl

Partnerships Director

Yuval Siman

Bookings & Sales Coordinator

Advisory Council

Eva Czernohorszky

Vienna Business Agency

Hinnerk Hansen

Impact Hub Vienna

Andreas Januskovecz

Dept. for Climate Action, City of Vienna

Fabian Kesicki

Wien Energie

Cornelia Nussbaumer

Wiener Linien

Katharina Rogenhofer

Klimavolksbegehren Climate Activist & Author

Andreas Schwarzenbrunner

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Henrietta Spyra

Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Karl Steininger

Wegener Center
University of Graz

Monika Weber-Fahr

associated with EIT Climate-KIC

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