Judith Lea Rabfogel-Scheer


Senior Policy Counsellor, Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), Austria

Judith has interests in Transformative Innovation Policy and multi-level dialogue, and has held a number of roles related to innovation, technology, energy and action on climate and the environment:

1998 – 2002 University of Vienna/Austria, Political Science, Judaic Studies and Philosophy, BA

2002 – 2006 University of Oslo/Norway, Master of Political Science and DMT Oslo Youth Coordinator

2006 – 2007 University of Economics, Vienna, MBA Programme officer

2007 – 2010 Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Unit for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Programme Officer “generation innovation”

2007 – 2012 Party founder “Gesher”, Boardmember of the Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG)

Since 2009 – president of Salon Vienna – a cultural association

2011 – 2019 Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), Unit for Research- and Technology Funding – Member of the Steering group of the Austrian open innovation and open data strategy

2016 – 2019 BMVIT, Austrian Delegate to ERAC WG on Open Science and Innovation

2018 BMVIT, Austrian Delegate to the Governance Board EOSC

Since 2019 – Board Member of the Stadttempel steering committee

2019 – 2020 BMVIT, Head of the 1st Austrian Technology Office, Tel Aviv; Technology Attachée to the Austrian Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel

Since 2021 Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), Senior strategic Counselor, Austrian Delegate to the CSTP of the OECD

Since 2023 Design. Vice-Chair OECD CSTP ministerial Bureau and Advisory Group of the Global Forum on Technology (GFT)

Married, 3 children (2012, 2014, 2017)

Interests in
Transformative Innovation Policy implementation and regional best practice on a governmental level/ policy making

Open to contact in relation to
Peer learning / Mentoring / Work or consultancy / Sharing experience and expertise