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Dr.in Julia Schmitt, MSc

Curriculum Vitae

Deputy Head of the Institute of Integrated Quality Design (IQD)

ISPIM Dissertation Award for the best Innovation Management Dissertation

The Case Centre Case Writing Scholarship

Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Track Chair for "Innovation for Circularity, Green Technologies and Sustainability" at European Academy of Management (EURAM)

ie:ku – Innovation Award Award

Upper Austrian Environment Award (Together with Erik G. Hansen, Anna Morpurgo, and Andres Alcayaga)

Research Associate at the Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Quality Management System and Certification Officer at Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich, Germany

Quality Management and Production Excellence Officer at Giesecke & Devrient SDN BHD, Shah Alam, Malaysia

International Management Trainee at Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich, Germany

Fritz and Maria Hofmann-Award for the best master's thesis

Junior Consultant at Stakeholder Reporting GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Master in International Business Studies at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Internship at the German Peruvian Chambers of Commerce, Lima, Peru

Bachelor in International Cultural and Business Studies, University of Passau, Passau, Germany

various jobs and internships in project management, process management, and international trade (Linde AG, Lateinamerikaverein, Chair of Information Systems I - Innovation and Value Creation (Prof. Kathrin Möslein))


  • 2021: ISPIM Dissertation Award 
  • 2017: Environmental Innovation Award (ie:ku), Cleantech Cluster Upper Austria, Linz, Austria
  • 2012: Fritz und Maria Hofmann Award (Best Master Thesis), Fritz und Maria Hofmann Foundation, Erlangen, Germany (Master thesis: ‘Social Innovation for Business Success – Shared Value in the Apparel Industry’)
  • 2008: Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)