„In regard to my professional development, LIO opened new horizons. Aside from new professional perspectives, LIO gave me access to a new, diverse network of people I would have never otherwise met.“
Marlene Welzl
Student, 2019/20 cohort
„The LIO program created an impression of a very up-to-date course, which dives deeply into today's relevant topics.“
Andrii Kryvenko
Student, 2020/21 cohort
„Mastering a musical instrument is not enough for being good at improvising together with your peers live on stage. LIO fosters your capacity to make decent decisions, even if an ever-changing environment surrounds you, your team or your organization.“
Daniel Gringer
Student, 2019/20 cohort
„Lio is highly customized with innovative vision and best practices, which prepare us for our future. I look forward to applying all I have learned and experienced and the tools I have acquired to implement in my future endeavours and career, thank you JKU.“
Basheer Alkatib
Student, 2020/21 cohort

LIO Netural Master's Thesis Award

Two Master's theses from the first cohort of the LIO program were presented with the LIO Netural Master's Thesis Award. The award is presented to theses in recognition of outstanding contributions to research on leadership, innovation and/or organization, and providing insight for decision-makers. Two equally outstanding theses were selected.

One thesis was jointly written by Maximilian Kuchenbauer, Nico Mang, and Samuel Scherzinger.  They developed a scale to measure how migrant entrepreneurs relate to their environment.

The other winning thesis was written by Marcella Krawinkler. She identified core elements and driving factors for sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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