Since March 2003, Ingolf Schaedler is serving as Deputy Director General for Innovation at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). In this function he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Ministry’s technology policy, its strategic technology programmes and the related R & D infrastructure. On the level of the European Union Ingolf Schaedler is representing Austria in various high level committees related to Research and Technology Policy, Satellite Navigation and Space Policy.
In 2012, Ingolf Schaedler chaired the World Congress on “Intelligent Transport Systems” (ITS) and since December 2010, Ingolf Schaedler serves as chairman of the governing board of the EU-Joint Programming Initiative “Urban Europe”.
Ingolf Schaedler studied Economics at the University Vienna and International Law and Politics at Johns Hopkins University, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy.