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Michael Ornetzeder (Austria) is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and a Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna.

His main research interest is within science and technology studies and technology assessment, with a particular focus on the interrelations of social and technical innovations, shaping and diffusion processes, participation models, user involvement and sustainability.

His current research is in the field of transition of the energy system towards sustainability and on climate change issues. Furthermore, he is an adviser in a large-scale pilot project on energy efficiency and smart metering in Austria. For more information see here.