Since 1998 Margit Noll is with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, in her current position in charge of Corporate Strategy. She has 15 years’ experience in research management and strategy development. Before taking over Corporate Strategy at AIT she was concerned with the strategic development and international project development of the electric drives unit at AIT as well as working on innovation management. Besides that, Margit Noll is representing AIT in different national and European associations, e.g. the Austrian Mobile Platform or EARPA, the European Automotive Research Partner Association. Since 2009 she is in particular involved in the development of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. As a member of the Management Board she is in charge of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and took over the chair of the Management Board in 2013. She holds a PhD in physics and an MBA in general management.