Mission Statement

Human Impact Projects is an independent and neutral platform for socio-ecologically sustainable and impactful projects at the global level, especially in the context of International Development Cooperation.

By adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has laid the foundations for a constructive and collaborative transformation process to combat social inequality and to preserve the climate change-threatened habitats on a global scale. The Agenda 2030 includes 17 development goals to guide the transformation process, affecting essentially all political, economic, social, cultural and environmental areas of society.

Based on a common understanding of the need and urgency of partnership projects in the field of International Development Cooperation, we are pursuing a development policy approach with a strong focus on know-how transfer within the framework of a collaborative network. As part of a science network, we focus on the development and implementation of technical, socio-economic and ecological solutions that are relevant, beneficial and sustainably impactful for all people.

Human Impact Projects is organized as a Social Business / Social Entrepreneurship. Our strategic focus is on making an innovative and significant contribution to the solution of socio-political issues on a global scale. Corporate profits are predominantly invested in the sustainable development of the corporate organization and in the development and realization of socio-ecologically sustainable projects. The Management Board is supported by an Expert Advisory Board, which acts as a consultative body and as a mentor network for the identification, development, implementation and evaluation of problem-solving approaches. The Expert Advisory Board is not a member of the Management Board and is not liable for the decisions of the Management Board.


Dr. Rainer Doppler
Founder & CEO




Prof. Dr. Johannes Balas
Expert Advisory Board
Crop Sciences - Vegetables and Ornamentals



Prof. Dr. Willibald Loiskandl
Expert Advisory Board
Hydraulics and Rural Water Management



Dr. Andreas Melcher
Expert Advisory Board
Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management - Riverecology, Fishecology, Freshwater Biology


Dr. Sigrid Netherer
Expert Advisory Board
Forest and Soil Sciences - Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection


Dr. Martin Kühmaier
Expert Advisory Board
Forest and Soil Sciences - Forest Engineering



Prof. Dr. Hans Schnitzer
Expert Advisory Board
Spatial Planning & Regional Development



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Slany
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Software Technology


Prof. Dr. Silvia Miksch
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Visualization & Visual Analytics


Dr. Andreas Ekelhart

Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Portal Development


Dr. Martin Kampel
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Media Technologies & Digital Media


Prof. DI Hubert Fechner
Expert Advisory Board
Renewable Energy - Photovoltaics & Smart Grids



Prof. Dr. Margit Gföhler
Expert Advisory Board
Biomedical Engineering - Rehabilitation Engineering


Dr. Christoph Aigner
Expert Advisory Board
Biomedical Engineering - Medical Imaging Technology


Mag. Andrea Bockley
Expert Advisory Board
International Law & Human Rights




Dr. Alfred Gerstl
Expert Advisory Board
History and Society - Asia / Southeast Asia


DI Jörg Summer
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Corporate Strategy & Development

Mag. Werner Krendl
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Economics & Corporate Finance

Prof. Dr. Rainer Hasenauer
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Corporate Strategy & Development


Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Kaul
Expert Advisory Board
Crop Sciences - Agronomy



Prof. Dr. Otto Eckmüllner
Expert Advisory Board
Forest and Soil Sciences - Forest Growth



Dr. Maria Wurzinger
Expert Advisory Board
Livestock Sciences - Livestock Research &
Dairy Science & Sociology in Animal Breeding



Dr. Michael Tritthart
Expert Advisory Board
Water Management, Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineering


DI Beatrice Wagner
Expert Advisory Board
Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering - Hydropower & Renewable Energies


Dr. Peter Kurz
Expert Advisory Board
Landscape Management & Sustainable Land Use Systems


Prof. Dr. Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Computer-mediated Knowledge Work


Prof. Dr. Margit Pohl
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Human-Computer Interaction & E-Learning


Dr. Annette Mossel
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Virtual & Augmented Reality 


Dr. Johanna Pirker
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - E-Learning & Media Technologies


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streicher
Expert Advisory Board
Energy Efficient Building & Renewable Energy



Prof. DDr. Winfried Mayr
Expert Advisory Board
Biomedical Engineering - Rehabilitation Technology


Mag. Martin Schöppl
Expert Advisory Board
Biomedical Engineering - Arm Prosthetics



Prof. Dr. Elmar Steurer
Expert Advisory Board
Research and Sustainability &
Business Management - Risk Management, Finance, Controlling


Dr. Arno Sonderegger
Expert Advisory Board
History and Society - Africa



Mag. Thomas Witzler
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Corporate Strategy & Development

Mag. Robert Hörhann
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Corporate Finance



Prof. Dr. Siegrid Steinkellner
Expert Advisory Board
Crop Sciences - Plant Protection



Prof. Dr. Georg Gratzer
Expert Advisory Board
Forest- and Soil Sciences - Forest Ecology



Prof. Dr. Josef Böhm
Expert Advisory Board
Veterinary Medicine - Animal Nutrition



Dr. Katharina Keiblinger
Expert Advisory Board
Forest and Soil Sciences - Soil Research




Dr. Roland Ramusch
Expert Advisory Board
Waste Management



Dr. Karoline Peter
Expert Advisory Board
Nutritional Sciences - Food Chemistry and Technology


DI Ernst Dengg
Expert Advisory Board
Spatial Planning & Regional Development



Prof. Dr. Andreas Bollin
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Software Engineering & E-Learning


Dr. Martin Ebner
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Educational Technology


Dr. Stefan Oppl
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Business Information Systems & E-Learning


Mag. Thomas Rohr
Expert Advisory Board
Information & Communication Technologies - Portal Development


David Manetsgruber
Expert Advisory Board
Renewable Energy - Rural Electrification
(Mini-Grids),
Risk Management


Prof. Dr. Philipp J. Thurner
Expert Advisory Board
Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics



Dr. Karin Lukas
Expert Advisory Board
Human Rights & Business - Women’s Rights & Development Cooperation


Mag. Olivia Rauscher
Expert Advisory Board
Social Impact Analyses and Evaluation




Mag. Julia Günther
Expert Advisory Board
History and Society – Asia / South Asia / India & Development Sociology - Gender

Dr. Stefan Schiel
Expert Advisory Board
Business Management - Customer Value & Satisfaction


Prof. Dr. Wulf Schubert
Expert Advisory Board
University Relations