Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

Angestellt, Managing Director, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science

Wien, Austria


Systemdenken (Systemtheorie)
Systemic Innovation
Systemic Design
Entrepreneurial Design
Business Model Innovation
Service Design
Social Systems Design
Whole Systems Intervention
Strategisches Management


Professional experience for Stefan Blachfellner

  • Current 3 years and 7 months, since Jun 2020

    Managing Director

    Circular Economy Forum Austria

    Das Circular Economy Forum Austria ist eine Initiative des Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Circular Futures, designaustria und respACT. Wir vereinen im Forum vier Kompetenzfelder aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Design und Politik mit Fokus auf der operativen Umsetzung in Unternehmen. Wir unterstützen Unternehmen auf dem Weg in eine moderne Kreislaufwirtschaft.

  • Current 10 years and 9 months, since Apr 2013

    Managing Director

    Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science

    The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) is an Austrian independent research institute, internationally acknowledged as an ambassador for the systems science heritage and present state-of-the-art applied systems research.

  • Current 14 years and 3 months, since Oct 2009


    Fachhochschule Oberösterreich - Campus Steyr

  • 5 years and 8 months, Jan 2015 - Aug 2020


    International Society for the Systems Sciences

    Special Integration Group on Socio-Ecological Systems and Design

  • 2 years and 3 months, May 2018 - Jul 2020

    Secretary General

    International Federation for Systems Research

  • 7 years, Oct 2012 - Sep 2019


    Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology

  • 9 years, Sep 2009 - Aug 2018

    Scientific Adviser

    JeDEM - Open Access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government

  • 2 years, Apr 2016 - Mar 2018

    Special Adviser

    European Commission

    From 2016-2018 I was appointed as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Transport to prepare advice on infrastructure, data, apps, services, networks in the context of multi-modality.

  • 1 year, Aug 2016 - Jul 2017

    Vice President

    International Society for the Systems Sciences

    The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is among the first and oldest organizations devoted to interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of complex systems, and remains perhaps the most broadly inclusive. The Society was initially conceived in 1954 at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, and Anatol Rapoport.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Apr 2012 - Apr 2016

    Vice President

    International Federation for Systems Research

    The International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), founded 1981, is a a non-profit, scientific and educational agency, constituted of member organizations from various countries. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications and to serve the international systems community.

  • 6 years and 6 months, Oct 2009 - Mar 2016


    Donau-Universität Krems
  • 9 years, Sep 2006 - Aug 2015

    Entrepreneur & Global Knowledge Nomad

    Stefan Blachfellner Consulting e.U.

  • 3 years and 8 months, Mar 2010 - Oct 2013


    Fachhochschule Oberösterreich - Campus Hagenberg

  • 7 months, Apr 2012 - Oct 2012


    CAMPUS 02 Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft Graz

  • 4 years, Oct 2007 - Sep 2011

    Consulting Managing Editor

    tripleC - Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

  • 4 years, Feb 2005 - Jan 2009

    Faculty Member

    Hernstein Institut für Management und Leadership

  • 2 years, Oct 2004 - Sep 2006

    General Manager

    ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg

  • 2 years and 9 months, Jan 2002 - Sep 2004

    General Manager

    mind@focus, Kommunikationsagentur Salzburg

  • 3 years, Jan 1999 - Dec 2001

    Executive Consultant

    2 international Consulting Companies

Educational background for Stefan Blachfellner

  • 5 years and 1 month, Oct 2007 - Oct 2012

    Doktoratsstudium der Philosophie

    Universität Salzburg

    Kommunikationswissenschaft, nicht abgeschlossen, Suche nach neuer Universität und Neustart.

  • Kommunikationswissenschaft

    Universität Salzburg

    Unternehmenskommunikation, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien mit ergänzendem Studium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte und Sozial- und Wirtschaftspsychologie, Abschluss mit ausgezeichnetem Erfolg und Leistungsstipendium


  • German

    First language

  • English



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