Georg Russegger is working for the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Leads the Centre for Knowledge Transfer. Since 2014 he is Project Lead of an inter-university Network in Vienna to foster knowledge exchange between Universities, Society and Economy with a special focus on Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA). He has a Media Art Background and holds a PhD in Media-Anthropology. As a post doctoral researcher he was working and for several years in Tokyo and Japan on media-integrated knowledge cultures. He co-developed a European Joint Masters Programme on Ludic Interfaces supported by the European Commission. At the moment he is developing empowerment frameworks and capacity building platforms to work on societal challenges and projects with social and cultural impact.