Dr. Georgeta Auktor (formerly Vidican) is Senior Project Manager at TUM International since October 2021, with a focus on technology transfer, cluster building, and the development and management of university sites. Her passion lies in understanding drivers of change, building communities of practice, and transforming visions into practical and deliverable strategies for governments, industries, education and research institutions.

Dr. Georgeta Auktor studied International Development (Ph.D.) and Urban Planning (M.A.) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Applied Sociology (M.A.) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and economics at West University of Timisoara (B.A.). Since the beginning of her professional career, she has acted at the intersection of research, policy, and academia, advancing knowledge on complex societal transformation processes and advising policy-makers on strategic interventions to foster innovation, increase the effectiveness of industrial policy, and enable the transition towards a green and inclusive economy.

She is also a Research Fellow at the German Development Institute in Bonn and a professionally certified Environmental Manager and Auditor.


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