Rainer Svacinka is an IPMA Certified Project Manager (cPM) who holds an MSc degree in Food- and Biotechnology. Working for 13 years in Research Project Management and Consulting, his expertise lays in international research and educational project development, project coordination during the project implementation, and project management training. His focus is on projects funded by national and international funds such as R&D projects under the ECs Framework Programme Horizon2020 and Erasmus+.
Working for a consulting company, Rainer Svacinka supported several EU projects by either direct participation or as external project management support for projects. Since 2013 he supports Universities, research organizations, SMEs, and Industry in developing their research agenda and aligning it with H2020, Erasmus+ program, and national funding schemes. He is currently managing educational projects for the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and University Teramo in Italy.
Since the beginning of 2018, he is CEO of the sumo Technology GmbH which provides digital solutions and training tools. Rainer is an IPMA Coach and Mentor for young project managers, evaluator of the young project manager award as well as a lector at the FH Campus Wien and University of applied sciences.